[cvsnt] --lf obsolete?

David Somers dsomers at omz13.com
Sat Aug 26 17:07:30 BST 2006

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Glen Starrett wrote:

> 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.

Sunning himself somewhere nice?

> It's reasonable to keep some functionality for backward ability, but I
> believe there was some sort of issue with that.

You could screw your repository if you didn't know what you are doing.

> 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.
> Tony
> <<<<

I'm not sure that cvshome will accept kopts +L.

David Somers

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