Bash 3.1.17(8) CR/LF problem

Rolf Campbell
Thu Sep 28 18:44:00 GMT 2006

Malcolm Nixon wrote:
>>>     * Some translate files to a "Local" format (CR/LF on Windows).
>> FCOL, what on earth does an rcs think it's playing at, tampering with 
>> your
>> data?  Any rcs that doesn't give you back exactly what you put into it 
>> is just
>> plain buggy.  Nobody asked for a "automatically mangle my data whether 
>> I want
>> you to or not" feature.
> This is a Perforce 'feature' if you wish to call it that. Perforce
> will translate
> files you have specified as 'Text' to whatever 'Text' means on the local 
> system
> - LF on Unixes and CR/LF on Windows. One potential workaround would be to
> declare the script files as binary files so they aren't touched, but
> then you loose
> the ability to diff.
You can disable that 'feature' in your client settings.  I'm running 
bash scripts checked into a perforce repository in the new bash just 
fine with that feature disabled.

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