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Re: RCS lock files

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: RCS lock files
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2001 11:26:15 -0500 (EST)

Derek R. Price writes:
> Creating the RCS lock/temp files in the repository regardless of the
> LockDir setting makes it impossible to give a specific user write access
> only to specific files in a directory (i.e. the user has read access to
> the directory but write access to specific files).  This could be seen
> as, at least, lack of a useful feature in the case of $CVSROOT/CVSROOT.

It's the only way I know to ensure that an unfortuately timed system
crash doesn't leave you with a missing or corrupt RCS file (rename
within a directory is an atomic operation on most modern systems).

-Larry Jones

Hmph. -- Calvin

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