[cvsnt] Usage of links in CVSNT UNIX repositories alllowed?

Jan Giesen jan.giesen at web.de
Sun Aug 13 11:55:19 BST 2006

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Is it allowed to use hard or soft links in a CVSNT repository under UNIX
to mirror single ,v RCS files to a different directory in the repository?
This would also be a simple way to share common files between different

Our tests have shown that it works; but which risks are connected to such
a practice?

How will the lockserver handle a situation, e.g. when an update is
committed at exactly the same point of time for the original and for the

Can risks be reduced, if the link is protected (no commit possible) via a lock
(-k+x) or marked as static (-k+s)?

Best regards
                Jan Giesen

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