[cvsnt] Forcing binary behavior

Nick Duane nickdu at msn.com
Thu Feb 15 18:41:37 GMT 2007

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I am running CVSNT 2.5.03 and I'm having a problem getting CVSNT to treat 
certain file types as binary.  I'm hoping I can force this behavior, but 
after reading the docs and trying a bunch of things I still can't get this 
to work.  When I build a windows binary I end up with an exe or dll and also 
a map and pdb file.  I check all the files into CVS: exe, map, pdb.  It 
treats the exe and pdb the way I would like it to treat them, as binary 
files.  However, the map file it appears to treat as text.  I expect this 
behavior by default since I'm guessing .map is not registered as a binary 
file type.  However even after specifying -kb or -kB it still appears to 
treat the file as text.  And I say this because when I update the map file 
and do a cvs diff it spews out a ton of diffs.  What I'm looking for is for 
CVSNT to treat the map as it does the exe and pdb and when I do a diff just 
indicate whether the files are different or not but don't actually attempt 
to show the diffs.  Is there a way to get this behavior?


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