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Re: how is lock owner determined?

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: how is lock owner determined?
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 10:37:42 -0700
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address@hidden (Will Parsons) writes:

> (Perhaps if LOGNAME doesn't exist, RCS falls back on UID?)

It falls back on $USER, if memory serves.  It does not look at the
numeric uid, as far as I recall.

> I think it is matter of more than just the strings RCS puts into the log
> file, as apparently RCS will refuse to check in a file if the user name of
> the person attempting to check in a file doesn't match the locker (as
> determined by the user name string, not a UID).

Yes, that's right.

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