[cvsnt] Re: cvsnt watch stuck...

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at telia.com
Tue Jan 17 23:15:27 GMT 2006

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On Tue, 17 Jan 2006 15:31:52 -0700, "Lehman, Curtis"
<CLehman at carrieraccess.com> wrote:

>Here is my question. Does anyone know were to look in CVS to remove watches.
>Specifically what file/field do I need to modify on a ,v file or
>configuration file to remove a watcher or turn of watches? (Bo and Tony, I'm
>hope you might be able to tell me what I need to modify under the hood to
>fix this problem.)

<repository folder>/CVS/fileattr.xml

If deleted all watches are gone (and also other interesting settings
like ACL:s).
Less drastic than actually deleting this file is to edit it and remove
the watch items.
Here is an example such a file from my test repository (which has seen
CVSNT versions from about 2.0.51 until :

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
  <file name="CopyofBosse.txt">
    <editor name="bosse">
      <time>Wed Dec 12 00:06:12 2001 GMT</time>
    <watcher name="bosse">
      <tcommit />
      <tedit />
      <tunedit />
    <watcher name="kalle">
      <tcommit />
      <tedit />
      <tunedit />
    <acl user="bosse">
      <all />

As you can see deleting the file will alter the ACL on the directory
being controlled. But you can remove the watchers sections.

(Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden)

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