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Re: WinCVS 1.10 problem Logging in

From: Mike Ayers
Subject: Re: WinCVS 1.10 problem Logging in
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 21:13:32 -0700
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        Hmmm - I suspect my question was misunderstood, so I shall ask it 

If I edit the file CVS/Root for a given working directory, are there any other dependencies to be aware of, or is this just like setting the CVSROOT env var, except with a higher priority?

Could I delete the CVS directory tree in a given working directory, then `cvs login` to a different (or the same) server to correctly rebuild the CVS directory tree, pointing to the new server?


Chris Palmer wrote:
Your password isn't saved there, nor is the access method.
it just tracks the server/directories. You might already have more info stored in your environment variables, if you
tend to use just a single single repository all of the time.

Obscurity isn't security, so if you choose to make sure that your repository location is not know, you should also
know that it WON'T be any safer by trying to hide them.
Security is maintained via authentication and access control.

Actually, you might be more concerned with the existence of
the $HOME/.cvspass file (or whatever it's called), because that actually does store passwords for repositories. I think
it only applies to pserver access, where you login to the cvs
server to get access.


Mike Ayers wrote

Larry Jones wrote:

> When you check out a directory, CVS remembers the CVSROOT and uses it
> for all subsequent operations in that directory.  (This makes life much
> simpler for those of us who use multiple repositories.)  What you need
> to do is to edit that saved CVSROOT (in CVS/Root) to have the correct
> username.

Is this generally safe? Is it possible to delete CVS/* in a directory and do a `cvs update -d [CVSROOT]` to redirect CVSROOT?


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