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Re: CVS Lock Files

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: CVS Lock Files
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 18:22:17 -0400 (EDT)

S I writes:
> Thank you.  But do you see anything wrong with me manually removing such 
> files?  They won't corrupt CVS or anything like that, would they?

Yes, it very well might.  You're not making any attempt to differentiate
between legitimate lock files (caused by someone currently running CVS)
and stale lock files (those left over from something horrible
happening).  Removing legitimate lock files is a recipe for disaster. 
Figuring out which is which is somewhat tricky, particularly in a
script, so I strongly suggest you figure out what the horrible thing is
that's happening to leave you with stale lock files and fix it.

-Larry Jones

Just when I thought this junk was beginning to make sense. -- Calvin

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