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> From: Tony Hoyle [mailto:tmh at nodomain.org] > > Ian Epperson wrote: > > > Is there a way to (cleanly) administratively unedit a file? > > > Not really... edit is a collaboration between client and > server - *both* > parts must exist to cleanly edit or unedit a file. As far as > I can see > without completely changing the way edit/unedit work there is no way > to create an administrative unedit, because it would have to > try to contact > the client that created the edit and try to make it do its side of the > unedit, which would make the client into a server *Ideally* the unedit must happen on the client as well, however I have to step in and force the server to unedit BECAUSE this disconnect has already happened. I DO NOT want users arbitrarily forcing a server unedit - admin only! The assumption is the admin should know better - perhaps the command could be accompanied by dire warnings - which is what I do now anyway. I've been doing this by hand for a couple of months now. Yesterday, the users really munged things up - one developer left a large project *without* unediting any files, and another had a system crash. A third was picking up the project and found he couldn't edit most of the files. Fileattr was a mess. Took me over an hour - had to start over three times (my computer crashed, bad search/replace argument (reload file), user changed the module (reload *again*)). If there were some kind of "cvs admin -F unedit *.*" or even better "cvs admin -F unedit Bill" it could have been a 30 second process (assuming I had to check everything out).