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Can the user turn off the text file conversion when doing cross platform checkin/checkout?


Article ID: 20959


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CA Harvest Software Change Manager - OpenMake Meister



For text files, UNIX uses a single Line Feed (LF) to signify a new line, Windows uses a Carriage Return/Line Feed (CRLF) for End of Line characters. Whenusing SCM to do cross platform file operations, SCM will automatically convert text files to its proper format based on the target client machine.


For example, if a text file is created on a Solaris box, then loaded into an SCM repository, where the SCM server instances are also running on a Solaris box. That text file will be stored inside SCM database using the Unix text file format, which is a single LF for EOL. However, if user checks out that file to a Windows workbench client machine, during the checkout process, SCM will automatically detect that the target platform is Windows and will convert the text file to CRLF as EOL, so that user can read that file properly in Windows environment.

This conversion process happens automatically and currently there is NO method available to turn it off.


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