RCS difficulties

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Fri Feb 1 17:46:00 GMT 2002

This is a question for cygwin@cygwin.com.  

I've redirected this message there.


On Fri, Feb 01, 2002 at 04:41:09PM -0800, Michael Hearne wrote:
>Hello - I am having trouble with RCS under Cygwin.
>I found some discussion about this on the archives,
>but couldn't find a solution to my problem.
>I'm using emacs (not XEmacs) and cygwin, and was
>trying to use the integrated RCS support in emacs to
>check files in and out.  The problem, I think, stems
>from the fact that I have emacs set up to use \r\n as
>the line terminator.
>Basically, what I'm seeing is this:
>1. Write a text file in emacs, and register it.
>2. Check out that file, add some new lines of text to
>it (with carriage returns).
>3. Check that file back in, and check it back out
>again.  Part of the file is now gone, although the
>original version (1.1) is still there...
>I just spent the better part of 20 minutes trying to
>reproduce this problem on purpose - predictably, I did
>not see this error.  Has anyone else experienced
>similar problems?  Also, in case anyone mentions that
>I should be using CVS, I'm not trying to use RCS for
>"modules" of anything, and would like to be able to do
>version control on individual scripts (in various
>languages).  I understand that CVS could be used for
>this, but it's a little bit more complicated than RCS,
>with which I am already familiar.
>I'd appreciate any help I can get!!
>Mike Hearne

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