[cvsnt] Watched files - read only?

Anne Bonham abonham at gnx.com
Sat Jan 31 00:40:18 GMT 2004

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>From the docs it sounds like watched files automatically get coppied to your
working copy in a read-only state.

I have enabled watching of some files and it seems to work (if I list the
watchers, it tells me who is watching it), but it is not making the watched
files read-only. Should it? Or am I misunderstanding this?

I tested it from a UNIX client (CVSNT) and also on WinCVS.

I know I can make everything in my working copy read-only via preferences,
but it would be WAY COOL if I only the watched files were read-only.

Here is the passage in the doc I'm referring to:

"11.6.3 How to edit a file which is being watched
Since a file which is being watched is checked out read-only, you cannot
simply edit it."

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