[cvsnt] Re: Does CVS support Linked files?

Brian Post bpost at 80-20.com
Sun Oct 23 23:59:43 BST 2005

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I mean Shared files as per SourceSafe when I mention linked files. The 
reason we used shared files is to minimise the bug fixes required. We have 
about ~90 shared files which are exact copies of  each other.

>From Bo Berglund's very usefull information about how CVS works on the 
Client & Server ends I would assume that I could use Linux/Unix soft links. 
So from that I concluded that the CVSROOT\modules file can only be used to 
share files into a folder under another.

Arthur Barrett raises a good point that I hadn't thought of about the lock 
server not knowing that the files are shared & would allow simulaneous 
writes to both versions at exactly the same time. Unfortunatly in my example 
the WEB & RAA projects need similar base functionality but do completely 
different tasks.

Cheers, Brian 

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