[p4] line endings

Ivey, William william_ivey at bmc.com
Tue Aug 14 11:25:53 PDT 2007

The user shouldn't, but the admin might wonder why their
delta files are growing by leaps and bounds.

The text you quoted refers, I believe, to the behavior of
clients with respect to what is on the server, but if you
actually submit a file with all line endings changed, you
end up with a delta of every line in the file.

One common route to this is when someone on Windows passes
a file to a unix user for review and submission from their


-----Original Message-----
From: jeff.a.bowles at gmail.com [mailto:jeff.a.bowles at gmail.com] On Behalf
Of Jeff A. Bowles
Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2007 1:13 PM
To: Ivey, William
Cc: perforce-user at perforce.com
Subject: Re: [p4] line endings

I always understood it as "the deltas on the server are stored in
server-native format for speed, but a Perforce user should not know or
care how the server's storing it."


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