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Arthur Barrett wrote: >> a Windows XP SP2 machine using SmartCVS Foundation 6.0.7 as the >> client. > > That is not a client - you need to find which cvs.exe it is actually > using and report that as the client, from a checked out sandbox just > type "cvs ver" and cvs should tell you the client version. I don't understand how SmartCVS isn't my cvs client. I run a program called SmartCVS whenever I access the repositories. I tried typing 'cvs ver' in the command line while I was in my working copy in Windows and Windows gave me an unrecognized program error. Am I missing something here? >> How should the permissions on the files in the repository be set >> for each file? > > That is a different unrelated question. If you are really interested > the start a new thread please. The permissions in your original > question are the permissions recorded "inside" the repository files. > I'm also confused about the permissions. Earlier you stated that the permissions were set using chmod in Unix. I was also referring to the permissions that chmod is able to modify. At the moment all my files in the repository are set to give read-only permission to everyone (chmod 444). No other permissions are assigned besides read. Isn't this the same permissions on the file we are both referring to? Because your last message indicated my permissions problem was related to the permissions on the file using chmod. I am new to Linux and to CVS so your help and patience is appreciated.