[cvsnt] Re: How to edit administrativ files?

Marcus Fuchs Marcus_news at web.de
Thu Jan 9 19:24:29 GMT 2003

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Steinar O. Cook wrote:

>> Think a means, why he can't co the other files (maybe created) found in
>> CVSROOT (like admin or passwd).
>> I don't know much about cvs, yet, but those files aren't handled (Right
>> word?) by cvs. I think that it could be change by modifying an other
>> administrative file?

Answering myself: checkoutlist should help.

> Checking out the 'passwd' and 'admin' file is prevented for security
> reasons. They must be edited in place, i.e. by having access to the file
> system where CVS stores its repository.

Befor some days I didn't know that. But now I know. They were only
as an example, in this situation.

> This is also stated clearly in the manual. This functionality is very wise
> if you aske me :-)

No question, it is.


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