[Project_owners] CVS question - binary -> ascii

David Costanzo david_costanzo at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 26 23:26:26 EDT 2004

I've always been able to recover from the binary/ascii mistake by
removing the binary file from CVS, then re-adding it as ASCII (or

  rm file
  cvs remove file
  cvs add file

--- Mook <mook.moz at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> While checking files into CVS, I made the very bad decision to use
> Eclipse's built-in CVS client.  Now a bunch of .js, .xul etc. files
> are considered binary (there was no UI to force ASCII mode); this
> means that I can't commit some files - they cannot be merged because
> CVS doesn't try anymore.
> Is there any way I can make the files ASCII like they should be?  (I
> tried removing them and recommiting via Tortoise, but it didn't work.
> New files commited via Tortoise does become ASCII correctly though)
> If nothing would work, as a last resort would it be possible for one
> of the admins to do a "rm -rf $CVSROOT/minimizetotray/src
> $CVSROOT/minimizetotray/downloads" (losing all CVS data in the
> process, since I have the files locally)?  (www is fine because I
> didn't add any non-binary files in there...)
> ... Can't seem to really get a hang of this CVS thing :p
> -- 
> Mook
> mook.moz at gmail
> minimizetotray.mozdev
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