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Re: Windows 7 file locking questions

From: Thien-Thi Nguyen
Subject: Re: Windows 7 file locking questions
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:48:11 +0200
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() "Clint Jensen" <address@hidden>
() Wed, 9 Apr 2014 17:14:56 -0400

   I have installed the binaries for RCS 5.7 and was experimenting
   with it.  I have used RCS before on various Unix variants with
   much success.

Have you experimented with a more recent release?
The latest is 5.9.2, released 2013-11-28.

   We have multiple users with Windows 7 workstations who update
   code that is stored on network drives connected to Windows 7

   When I initially check in code, it looks like it requires a RCS
   subdirectory instead of just using a ,v file in the current
   directory.  Is that a bug or am I doing something wrong, or
   just the way it is?  No real big deal either way.

   However, if I check stuff in, then check it out, the file is
   made writeable and any other person can then change it. I would
   think that the modify permissions for the file checked out with
   lock would be set so that only the person who checked it out
   could modify it.  Every user has a unique set of
   credentials. Is that a bug or something that I am doing wrong.

In theory, 5.9.2 should behave like 5.7 for those aspects you
describe, but that's not guaranteed given the extensive changes to
the portability infrastructure between those versions, so i dare
not hazard an answer.  I suggest you install 5.9.2, and check how
it fares.

Thien-Thi Nguyen
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