[cvsnt] Windows resource files getting corrupted.

Chuck Kirschman Chuck.Kirschman at Nosp_am.bentley.com
Tue Apr 22 14:46:43 BST 2008

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Sumanjit Kaur Brar wrote:
> Hi,
> I have started facing this problem all of a sudden. The .rc files on windows are getting corrupted automatically on the CVSNT server(2.5.03). Some of the content of the file gets duplicated even without any change into that specific file. Can anyone please help.
> Regards, 
> Suman Brar 
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One case where I've seen this is if the file being committed has a mix 
of \r and \r\n characters.  So far I've only seen it on Unicode XML 
files (-ku), not on rc files, but if I understand the mechanism 
correctly it could affect them.  What seems to happen is that only the 
\r\n's are counted as lines on the way in, and all \r\n's are converted 
to \r's.  However, when trying to extract the file all \r's are 
converted to \r\n's, so there are too many lines now and things go bad 
in a hurry and all previous revisions are corrupt due to the 

My solution was to go to tape backups and bring out the last valid file, 
and have the developer fix the newlines before committing them.


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