[cvsnt] Re: unexpected '\x0' reading revision number in RCS file

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at telia.com
Thu Jun 1 17:01:29 BST 2006

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On Thu, 1 Jun 2006 11:05:11 -0400, "Jesse" <cvs at gamesthatwork.com>

>I recently try manually modifying some CVS files, both to gain some 
>knowledge and to make some batch changes.  Afterwards, I tried retriving 
>histories, old versions, etc, and was successful.

Are you saying that you are directly modifying he ,v files in tghe
I certainly hope not....

>However, now when I try to check the history of a file, I get:
>"cvs [server aborted]: unexpected '\x0' reading revision number in RCS file 
>Some of these files aren't even ones affected by the batch process!
>Any ideas?
AntiVirus software meddling with the server?

>The server is CVSNT version (Travis).
>The client is CVSNT version, wrapped by TortoiseCVS version 

Both very old...
But that would not have anything to do with the corruption of the RCS
files. My guess is still AV.


(Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden)

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