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Thank you Arthur. Yes, I did search the newsgroup, and that got me as far as I got. We lost our trained CVS administrator, and I am leaving my current position, but here I am supporting CVS until we hire the new guy, so there are going to be huge gaps in my knowledge. When I ran your sequence of commands, I still received the "invalid editor" error. The issue, as I learned from further research on the "x" option, is that x will not allow commits without first putting an "edit" on the file in question. So the correct process was > Just checkout the files > *** 'cvs edit' > then 'cvs up -k-x' > 'cvs ci -f -m "remove excl"' "Edit"ing the file allowed me to remove the x option. Thank you again for your help. Kevin "Arthur Barrett" <arthur.barrett at march-hare.com> Sent by: cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org 04/10/2008 05:59 PM To <kmknox at aep.com>, <cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook> cc Subject Re: [cvsnt] -kbx option set on 67 files. Ouch Kevin, 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 enough."); Just checkout the files, then 'cvs up -k-x' then 'cvs ci -f -m "remove excl"'. > 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. http://customer.march-hare.com/webtools/bugzilla/ttshow_bug.cgi?id=4732 Regards, Arthur Barrett _______________________________________________ cvsnt mailing list cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook http://www.cvsnt.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/cvsnt https://www.march-hare.com/cvspro/en.asp#downcvs