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Re: User gets married - Changes name (procedures?)

From: Spiro Trikaliotis
Subject: Re: User gets married - Changes name (procedures?)
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2007 17:38:47 +0200
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* On Thu, Jun 14, 2007 at 10:05:25AM -0500 Riedel, Brian wrote:
> I have a user of cvs that got married, and changed her name.  Her user
> id changed from loct01 to fint01.
> cvs update -P -d -C (in directory
> C:\MySandbox\analystdocs\Enhancements\)
> cvs [update aborted]: loct01: no such user

CVS remembers the user that checked out the Sandbox. This information
can be found in the CVS directory of every directory. To be more
precise, the CVS/Root file contains that info.

If you want to change it, you have the following options:

1. You can get through all of the CVS/ directories and change the name
   "by hand". Note that this is very error-prone, especially if there
   are many directories.

2. Use "cvschroot", a script (Perl?) which does exactly the thing I
   outlined in 1, but which is much less error-prone

3. Just check out a new sandbox and use that.

No 3. might be the easiest if there are no things which have not yet
been checked in into the repository. Even if there are, a "cvs diff -urN
-x CVS" might help to generate a patch, which can be applied to the new


Spiro R. Trikaliotis                               

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