[cvsnt] Re: why .doc, .xml, .dll files are readed as binary and .html, .asp file is treated as text

Tony Hoyle tony.hoyle at march-hare.com
Tue May 2 11:34:29 BST 2006

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Gerhard Fiedler wrote:
> 2- If you don't want that line end characters get converted according to
> the client platform, you must add a file as binary. (Some proprietary
> formats, even though they are basically text, may not like their line ends
> to get converted.)

Or force as a specific line ending.

OTOH file formats like that (eg. pdf) are often structured in such a way 
that merging wouldn't work anyway.


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