[rancid] Re: Howto use backup files ??
arussos at comune.modena.it
Thu Jan 7 12:48:18 UTC 2010
Steve Teti ha scritto:
> Andrea wrote:
>> I make this test: i compare the file rancid backed-up with the one
>> generated by the download link ( i.e. a page in my browser showing
>> the config file as it should be seen ...);
>> RESULT: the two files differs but apparently the contents are the
>> same ( i mean looking with VI both of them ).
>> So i suppose that some strange characters ( not visible as ASCII ???
>> ) are added by the browser, if only i noticed that saving the same
>> file by right -click on the download link and selecting "save as
>> " gives no problem on the generated file....
> Hi Andrea,
> If the two files "look" the same, how do you know that they are
> different? File size, md5sum, diff? There's many reasons the binary
> contents could be different - extra non-printing characters, different
> line endings, extra line breaks at the end of the file. As long as
> the text contents are the same, I wouldn't worry about it.
> At this point, this is more of a a "viewvc" question than a "rancid"
> question, so you may want to ask your question on a viewvc forum.
the two files have different size; i also think that it's a "viewvc"
question rather than a rancid one, but i was wondering if any-one of you
have encountered such a problem.
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