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Re: Why can't root check in files?

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: Why can't root check in files?
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 14:26:53 -0400
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On Fri, Oct 12, 2001 at 12:12:27PM -0400, Larry Jones wrote:
> If you're using su to get to root, then CVS should be able to figure out
> your real userid and you should be able to commit.

Only if you're using it locally.  Client/server, it's the server
that does the getlogin(), and that has no idea who the client's
logged in as -- "root" is the only info available.


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