[cvsnt] Samba share and line endings

Tony Hoyle tony.hoyle at march-hare.com
Mon Jun 19 23:11:46 BST 2006

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Torsten Martinsen wrote:
> I believe some people use UNIX style sandboxes when working with Cygwin 
> and the like - some UNIX tools do not like CRLF endings.

That's what -k+L is for.

If you're using cygwin like that then that's a fast way to repository 
corruption - all it takes is someone to edit a file in notepad and you're 
going to have to hand edit the RCS files to get it sorted out (that's *if* you 
catch it fast enough to be able to do that).

-k+L lets the client keep its proper cr/lf detection/conversion so this 
scenario is fixed (the CRs added by notepad are automatically stripped).

And of course a cvsnt server already corrects this server side for older clients.

There's an argument for -k+L to work with non-cvsnt servers (since it's mostly 
a client side option this should be techincally possible).. but I'm not sure 
how you could store it properly though.. the client doesn't really maintain 
much state.


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