[cvsnt] Samba share and line endings

Jason Wisnieski jason.wisnieski at gmail.com
Mon Jun 5 18:58:40 BST 2006

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I develop on a windows box, but keep my files on a samba drive. The host
machine for this network drive also has our compiling tools, which are
linux-based. By and large, I work with files telneted in using the
command-line tools, but for a large or complex operations, I prefer to rely
on what I know in the windows environment.

In particular, I use TortoiseCVS for diffs, histories, and conflict merges.
Long story short, the removal of the --lf option from cvsnt means I can no
longer work directly on my samba drive any more. A previous post on this
list suggests that is is to ensure that the client cannot send LFs to poison
the repository, and I see how that would work for local drives. It doesn't
work at all for networked drives, though, as it removes the only option I
had for keeping the repository clean.

That same post I found suggests using the -k+L option on checkout as a safer
method than --lf. cvsnt doesn't recognize this kopt, however. Could someone
please offer me a solution for maintaining this shared sandbox?

I realize that --lf is a sharp knife, but a knife is a useful tool, and I'm
careful with my tools. I do find it a bit ironic that the removal of the
--lf, in the name of safety, created a situation that, was I paying less
attention, certainly would have dirtied my repository.


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