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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 -----Original Message----- From: cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org [mailto:cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org]On Behalf Of CVSNT newsgroups Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2004 9:39 AM To: cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook Subject: [cvsnt] [cvsnt 2.0.58a] chacl problems Hi, 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 branch=branch1 read write(deny) create(deny) tag(deny) control(deny) 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 _______________________________________________ cvsnt mailing list cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook http://www.cvsnt.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/cvsnt https://www.march-hare.com/cvspro/en.asp#downcvs ------------------------------------- This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the system manager. This message contains confidential information and is intended only for the individual named. If you are not the named addressee you should not disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail.