[cvsnt] Re: Repository on removable drive, used by servers different machines

Oliver Giesen ogware at gmx.net
Thu Dec 9 23:18:56 GMT 2004

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Luckey, Dave wrote:

> I was under the impression that using local was a big No No.  I
> thought it could possibly corrupt files and leave dangling locked
> files?  Is this true?

Not if you use it the way it was intended, i.e. for single-user,
non-concurrent access to a repository that is located on the same
physical system as the cvs process accessing it itself. Effectively, I
believe it's just what a "real" server instance uses internally to
access the repository before relaying the data back to the client.

The big No No you were probably thinking of is using :local: to access
a repository on a network share.

Hope this helps.

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