[cvsnt] Reserved edits : Mac OS X

Arthur Barrett arthur.barrett at march-hare.com
Thu Dec 28 21:56:17 GMT 2006

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Amarinder Pal Singh,

You've already asked how to accomplish reserved edits on Mac and I've
already explained in the thread "Problem locking a file".

Make sure you have CVSNT client installed ( preferably) on

The way the "exclusive" edit options are usually used is NOT how you are

using them.  The "free" version of WinCVS does NOT support "reserved
edits" - it supports "concurrent edits" and "cooperative edits".  

If you want to implement reserved edits this is how you do it:

Every versioned file in CVSNT has attributes - also called "expansion 
options".  These are "sticky" - they are propogated from one version of
file to the next.

So if all your files should always be used in "reserved" mode the
is to mark them as such: cvs update -k+x cvs commit -f "everything will

Now when you checkout, edit etc the client will automatically use the 
"locking" functions without the need to specify -c or -x on the command
ever again.


Arthur Barrett

-----Original Message-----
From: cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org [mailto:cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org] On Behalf
Of Amarinderpal Singh
Sent: Friday, 29 December 2006 4:02 AM
To: cvsnt at cvsnt.org
Subject: [cvsnt] Reserved edits : Mac OS X


I am trying to take reserve edit on Mac using MacCvsX 3.3a2 client. I am
passing following CVS command "cvs edit -c" through Admin->command line
GUI option.

Following is the console output (command exit with code 1) 

cvs edit -c abc.txt (in directory /test)

***** CVS exited normally with code 1 *****

However the same command works fine through WinCVS client. 

Any suggestions for taking reserve edit on MAC would be greatly

Amarinder Pal Singh

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