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Re: login in CVS


From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: login in CVS
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2001 11:43:28 -0500 (EST)

St├ęphane ATTENCIA-BELIN writes:
> 
> I'm a newbie and I want to know how CVS identify the user. It's the ID, the
> name, a file of configuration.
> I want to use the same UNIX's ID for different login. CVS can do that ?

It depends on what connection method you're using.  For a local
repository or for a remote repository accessed with :ext: or :server:,
CVS uses the user-ID.  For a remote repository accessed with :pserver:,
CVS uses a username and password.  When using :pserver:, it is possible
to map multiple users to the same Unix user; see:

        <http://www.cvshome.org/docs/manual/cvs_2.html#SEC29>

If you do that, however, you're giving up the ability to use system file
permissions to control what individual users can do.

-Larry Jones

The problem with the future is that it keeps turning into the present.
-- Hobbes



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