[cvsnt] Re: Does cvs update work correctly?

Tony Hoyle tmh at nodomain.org
Tue Jul 13 11:39:41 BST 2004

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On Tue, 13 Jul 2004 07:50:14 +0200, Andreas Tscharner
<andreas.tscharner at metromec.ch> wrote:

>Hello World,
>We have had an incident last week where a developer had overwritten the 
>changes from another one. Although it was no problem to restore the 
>changes, I'm a bit worried.
>We first though about the usual suspects: Open IDE, copying and old file 
>over the updated one, etc.
>but the developer says none of them happened, so I wanted to ask:
>Has anyone ever noticed a failure of cvs update that was really a cvs 
>failure and not due to circumstances?
We used to get them, but after making sure everyone always shut down
the IDE before updating there haven't been any since.

In theory if you modified a file in the exact second you updated it
you could lose data but that's almost impossible to do even
deliberately.  Anything else will be caught by timestamp checks,
version checks, etc.


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