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Re: cvs admin option to modify file execute bit in repository


From: Alex
Subject: Re: cvs admin option to modify file execute bit in repository
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2004 12:59:51 -0500 (EST)

I suppose another objection might be that admins might not know what
they are getting into by allowing users to do this, since the execute
bits are not versioned.

That would be a feature. The reason I made the request in the first place, is encountering users (myself included) adding a file with the wrong permissions. So if I can remove the mistaken execute bit from a .c file,
I would want it to stay that way even when I checkout older revisions of it.

remotely, I'm leaning towards siding with the patch.  Regardless, I'd
like to hear more discussion.

From a user point of view, it is *impossible* to change a wrong execute
bit. Even if a user cvs deletes the file, the file in moved in the attic (keeping the state of the execute bit). Then, if the user re-adds the file, even with the execute bit corrected, the attic file's execute bit will prevail. You have to bother the repository maintaner to fix the wrong permission for you. In any case, if a user has a right to set the execute bit during the initial addition of a file anyway, they should be able to change that bit later on.

Thank you,
Alex


Cheers,

Derek

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