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Yongwei Wu wrote: > 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 > Windows. cygwin can use cr/lf quite happily (for example all my bash scripts are edited in notepad) - it writes lf but then that's not really an issue since cvsnt can read lf only files without any extra options. > 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 It clearly isn't much simpler as you have demonstrated - if you stick to the correct line endings for windows everything works as intended. Tony