[cvsnt] --lf obsolete?

Glen Starrett glen.starrett at march-hare.com
Sat Aug 26 16:20:16 BST 2006

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David Somers wrote:
> It would be easy to hide that message is -Q or -q mode is set... Tony,
> thoughts/objections?

FYI, Tony is out on vacation until late next week.

It's reasonable to keep some functionality for backward ability, but I 
believe there was some sort of issue with that.  From Tony's message it 
looks like update -k+L will work even against cvshome servers.

This is from a post "Re: Question about --lf" on Feb 11 06:
It results in a client that can potentially send invalid data to the 
server... it's just a global switch into Unix mode.  If you try to 
commit a DOS text file with it it'll send the CRLF pairs unmodified and 
screw up the server copy of the file (CVSNT servers detect this problem, 
but cvshome servers just write what the client sends into the RCS file).

If you update -k+L that'll do the same thing in a safe manner.



Glen Starrett

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