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Eric B. wrote: I don't understand. Why is it trying to create the lock file in > D:/CVS/Repository/Java/CVSROOT/ ??? Shouldn't it be creating the lock > file in d:\cvs\locks? I've tried with both forward and backward slashes, > but neither work. > CVS is creating its lock files in the LockDir, but the RCS part creates its own 'lockfile' which is its working copy of the file to write to in the same directory. Really it's not a lockfile, but historically it has always been called such. Tony