[cvsnt] Re: How does the reserved edit command work in CVSNT?

Tony Hoyle tmh at nodomain.org
Wed Sep 15 23:30:21 BST 2004

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John Albrecht wrote:
> I have tried testing the reserved edit cmd  (cvs edit -c) using CVSNT
> 2.0.41a and WinCVS and I am not getting the results I thought I
> would get. I set the reserved edit on a file, ( I tried a text file then a
> binary file with the same outcome ), and  modified the file and the other
> user was not prevented from editing and committing to the repository.  I
> thought this placed a strict lock on the selected file?  Can someone explain
> or correct me?

It's just a reserved edit, not really the same as a lock.  If the other 
user doesn't also use edit -c/commit -c to check for this edit on commit 
then there's nothing stopping them from editing.

There's some new stuff coming in the new version that does exclusive edits.


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