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Re: locked files, how to handle

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: locked files, how to handle
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2002 17:23:19 -0500
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On Fri, Mar 08, 2002 at 05:33:34PM +0100, Georg Wilckens wrote:
> Maybe I have an misconception regarding locking... can
> CVS be safely used without locking? Couldn't there be some unsuspected

As others have commented, CVS was designed to be used without
locking, without screwing you up in the process.

> Larry Jones <address@hidden> wrote:
> >  [suggested "cvs admin -u"]
> Hey, that's neat. Couldn't find that in the documentation, thanks for
> the hint. :) :)

Because CVS doesn't want you to use the locks you've been
setting, the documentation doesn't describe them in too much
detail.  Grab the latest RCS distribution and read its manual
pages, especially the one for the "rcs" command.

(Of course, CVS does internal locking to prevent concurrent
updates from trashing the repository, but that's another story
completely.  Unless something goes wrong, those locks never
persist beyond a single "cvs" command, and are rarely visible to
the user.)


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