[cvsnt] --lf obsolete?

Ernst Gill ernst.gill at chello.at
Sun Sep 3 00:08:24 BST 2006

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Tony Hoyle schrieb:
> 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
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Sorry, thats not true.
If you have to compile for instance a gcc compiler with cygwin to
use it as a cross compiler than there is no other way to checkout
the gcc with unix line endings at all, or it won't compile.


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