[cvsnt] --lf obsolete?

Yongwei Wu wuyongwei at gmail.com
Sat Sep 2 12:10:14 BST 2006

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On 9/2/06, Tony Hoyle <tony.hoyle at march-hare.com> wrote:
> Yongwei Wu wrote:
> > Is it not allowed to let *me* have UNIX line endings in Windows (like
> > in UNIX), while other people still have the Windows line endings?
> >
> A file is either a text file (and needs line endings specific to the
> platform it's running on - cr/lf for windows), a platform specific file
> (marked with -kL, -kD or -kM) or is binary.  An individual user forcing
> unix line endings on windows for all files doesn't make any sense.
> Why do you think you need this?

Why do people use Cygwin, UWin, and such like on Windows? Why do
people on Windows need UNIX line endings at all? :-) -- It is simply
the way people who are used to UNIX work when they have to work on

For me, I often check out files on Windows from the SourceForge CVS
server, and sometimes need to run/use them in Cygwin, or copy them
around. It is much simpler if I check all files with UNIX line
endings. Of course I should not force others to use UNIX line endings,
let alone it is not possible in my case, since SF uses CVS instead of

I can use Cygwin CVS too. However, unless I am forced away from CVSNT,
I would like to take advantage of the extra CVSNT features, and make
life easier to have only one CVS executable on my Windows box.

Best regards,


Wu Yongwei
URL: http://wyw.dcweb.cn/

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