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Re: ACLs and CVS

From: Noel Yap
Subject: Re: ACLs and CVS
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 16:46:10 -0800 (PST)

--- Eric Vaughan <address@hidden> wrote:
> Noel,
> While surfing the web for information about a
> project I am working on, I came 
> across a message list that included a conversation
> back in May 2002 which sort 
> of corresponds to what I am trying to do. I know you
> also mentioned a script 
> called, and I am thinking this might be
> useful to me also? Let me 
> explain to you wwhat I am trying to do....
> When checking files in and out of CVS (as well as
> SCCS), the ACLs on the files 
> are lost. For the numerous projects we are working
> on, we require that there be 
> very specific user and group permissions on each and
> every file, and we can't 
> expect those that are checking in and out the files
> to re-insert the permissions 
> and ACLs back into the file each and every time. So
> what I am looking for is a 
> possible script or frontend that will preserve the
> ACL when it is checked out, 
> and reinsert the ACL when it is checked back in.
> Any insight you can provide would be great! Thanks a
> lot....

Sorry, the script you mention will preserve the ACLs
of the directories and archive files within the
repository, not of the files that are archived.

Permissioning of the sort you describe is usually done
via an install script.  Have you considered doing this
instead?  And then that script can be put into the


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