[opensource-dev] Help prevent DOS line endings...

Oz Linden (Scott Lawrence) oz at lindenlab.com
Wed Feb 2 12:06:08 PST 2011

On 2011-02-01 15:33, Discrete Dreamscape wrote:
> Possible cover-all solution: use Mercurial's "eol" extension. It's 
> worked pretty well for me so far, and handily autofixed all the DOS 
> endings in a particular fork I looked at in one go. It works much like 
> the autoprops configuration does in Subversion; hopefully with less pain.
> Enable it (should be included by default in all recent versions, dunno 
> about Tortoise) by adding the following section and options to your 
> system-wide or repo-local .hgrc file:
> [extensions]
> eol =
> Then add a ".hgeol" file to the root of the repository (it can be 
> versioned and thus easily distributed!), and fill it with whatever 
> standard Mercurial pattern entries are needed, like so:
> [patterns]
> **.py = native
> **.txt = native
> **.h = native
> **.cpp = native
> **Makefile = LF
> As soon as this file exists and the extension is active for you, 
> further hg commands will immediately treat any non-conforming 
> line-endings as modifications to your current working copy. Hope this 
> is helpful; if so, it could be added to that page as well.

I considered adding that, but didn't know whether some of the 
windows-specific files might be broken by it (if so, they too could be 
configured).   Does anyone know?

Could always put this into a test repo and run a TeamCity build....

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