[cvsnt] [cvsnt 2.0.58a] chacl problems

John Cole john.cole at uai.com
Thu Oct 14 15:47:32 BST 2004

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unless 58a has changed from 41a, then try this:

cvs chacl -R -r branch1 default:r

to grant a user permission to use the branch:

cvs chacl -R -r branch1 username:rwc

to reset the users permission to the default mode:

cvs chacl -R -r branch1 username:

If it has changed, I'd like to know the new syntax, because I'm maintaining
several closed branches that only get opened for bug fixes.

John Cole

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Can somebody explain to me how this works, please!!?
It appears no matter what I do I cannot lock down a branch to commits.
There are no restrictions by default, I attempt to lock down a branch with
the following command from the root dir:
cvs chacl -R -r branch1 -a read,nowrite,nocreate,notag,nocontrol

Once I have done this if I use cvs lsacl to check the permissions on the 
root dir I get the following result:
Directory: .
Owner: testadmin


If I then modify a file and commit it on that branch, the operation is 
allowed. The owner of the dir where the file is located is not the owner 
attempting to commit. The only way I seem to be able to get it to work is to

make the branch unreadable as well which sort of defeats the purpose of what

I'm trying to do.

If anyone can give me some ponters here I'd be most grateful. The manual is 
not particularly verbose on this subject.

Thanks in advance,
James Kavanagh

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