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Re: RCS and Emacs, between machines.

From: Holger Sparr
Subject: Re: RCS and Emacs, between machines.
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 18:09:49 +0200
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On 27 Sep 2002, Phillip Lord wrote:
> I have a problem with RCS, within emacs. 
> For some kinds of work, like writing papers, I would like to use
> versioning to, well, store versions. But I tend to write a reasonable
> amount at home, as well as at work. I do this by sticking all the
> files onto a floppy and taking them home. I'd like to do this with the
> versioning files as well. 
> So RCS seemed like the obvious choice. It keeps its version files in
> the same directory (or a sub-directory) so all the files would be
> there on the floppy. 
> However this fails, because of RCS's locking model. I have a different
> user name at home, than I do at work. So I get lots of warning about
> stealing locks. I don't care about locking as I am the only user
> around. All I want to do is periodically check in and add version
> comments, and of course be able to retrieve these versions at a
> later date. 


> Hmmm. All a bit of a mess really. 
> Anyone else do similar things? Anyone got a good solution?

How about sticking with RCS?  Look into the man pages of rcs. The '-a'
flag helped me when I had the same problem.


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