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Re: Making a file writeable

From: Bryon Lape
Subject: Re: Making a file writeable
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 00:59:20 GMT

This only works on the first checkout.  In a sane and normal source control
system, files stay read only until you check them out.  CVS seems to be
neither and lets people change files at will.  This is quite bad and counter

address@hidden wrote:

> > When a Linux user goes a checkout of a module, all the files are
> > writeable and they stay that way even after a commit.  When a Windows
> > user, however, does a checkout via WinCVS, all the files are read-only.
> > Is there a way to make them writeable via WinCVS?  Also, when the files
> > are comitted, they become read-only as well.
> Open your Admin->Preferences menu.  Select the tab labeled "Globals" from
> the resulting dialog.  Look for a checkbox labeled "Checkout read-only."
> Uncheck it.
> That should fix your problem, I think.
> Phillip Rhodes
> Application Designer
> Voice Data Solutions
> 919-571-4300 x225
> address@hidden
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