[cvsnt] -kx problem with multiple file editing

Rick Martin rsmandcam at _NO_SPAM_sbcglobal.net
Fri Apr 13 21:41:10 BST 2007

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When you run a regular edit operation on multiple files and any one of them
has -kx options the edit command is made exclusive for all files in the

MyBinary.exe  -kBx

cvs edit MyFile1.txt MyBinary.exe MyFile2.txt

Creates an <exclusive /> entry in the fileattr.xml for all three files.

When another user runs cvs edit on MyFile1.txt instead of getting the error
message about the file aready being edited they get an "invalid data from
server" message. See output below. The file in question is text.

cvs -r edit -- MullionAudit_AUDITS.APV (in directory

MullionAudit_AUDITS.APV rickma      Thu Apr  5 23:13:30 2007 GMT

cvs server: Edit on file 'MullionAudit_AUDITS.APV' refused by server

cvs edit: invalid data from cvs server

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

Both server and client are running:2.5.03 (Scorpio) Build 2382 

In this case I'm not using wrappers for the -k opt but explicitly added the
binary file with -kBx.

With GUI interfaces it's really easy to click on 4-5 files and hit edit. If
anyone of them is -kBx then all of the edits will be exclusive.


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