[cvsnt] cvs update overwrites changes
torsten at tiscali.dk
Tue Mar 1 21:26:10 GMT 2005
Bo Berglund wrote:
>An example is this what you describe below about using edit etc.
>We *never ever* use cvs edit or any locking or reserved checkouts or
>the like in our development. We all work concurrently and we never
>have any problems like you describe.
Using "cvs edit" does not prevent concurrent development.
>As far as I know the *only* action performed when you use cvs edit
>on a file is that the readonly flag on the local file is reset so
>it becomes writeable.
Not quite - additionally the saved copy in CVS/Base is restored into the
>This can equally well be performed using Windows
>Explorer. The only other thing that happens is that anyone having
>a watch on this file will be notified that you have done cvs edit on it.
And, people running "cvs editors" can see that you are no longer working
on the file.
>I have a hard time believing that doing an unedit on an edited file
>with changes will magically return the original file contents into
Better get used to the thought :-)
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