[cvsnt] -kbx option set on 67 files. Ouch

Arthur Barrett arthur.barrett at march-hare.com
Thu Apr 10 22:59:58 BST 2008

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This has been asked about plenty of times in the past - did you search
the newsgroups?

> One of our users downloaded and went to work with Tortoise 1.10, and 
> Tortoise defaulted to setting exclusive locking for him. 

Download the latest TortoiseCVS - I believe this is fixed - but if not
contact the TortoiseCVS newsgroup.

> hand edit the ,v files to say:

Never ever ever manually edit the ,v files.  Maybe we should actually
make them all hidden?

> way to do the job. Can I safely use cvs admin -kb to take off 
> the -kbx 
> option? 

You should avoid using 'cvs admin' commands at all times - there is
ALWAYS a better way than using the admin command.  My personal favourite
coding option to fix this is to replace the entire 'admin.cpp' with
printf("ignoring user command since user hasn't thought about it

Just checkout the files, then 'cvs up -k-x' then 'cvs ci -f -m "remove

> And will that fix the permissions 444 issue? And do the 
> permissions really matter? 

Don't worry about it until it actually causes a problem.


Arthur Barrett

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