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Re: effective use of watch/edit

From: Noel Yap
Subject: Re: effective use of watch/edit
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 08:41:03 -0800 (PST)

--- Arcin Bozkurt - Archie <address@hidden>
> Any edit AND commit action on that file will be
> reported to the user who
> requested a "watch" on file.

Watchers will also get notified of unedits on the

> I think cvs edit should be used not before a commit
> but when you are
> starting to edit a file. 

I agree.

> BUT, on the developers part, this is something that
> can very easily be
> forgotten. Or some files may be left out by mistake,
> when a lot of files
> are going to be modified.
> Is there a convenient way to help developers in
> running cvs edit?

If watch is on on the directory, the files should be
checked out as read-only.  Hopefully, in order to
modify the file, the users use "cvs edit" instead of

You might also want to consider the "advisory locks"
patch available on SourceForge under project RCVS. 
This patch will add a "-c" flag to "cvs ci" that'll
ensure the user has a valid edit on the file(s).


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