[cvsnt] not a valid editor of the file

Arthur Barrett arthur.barrett at march-hare.com
Thu May 15 00:47:20 BST 2008

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> I'm trying to commit several files and receive a message that 
> I am not a valid editor of these files and the operation 
> fails.  The server runs on my machine and I've been the only 
> one to edit these files.  Has anyone come across something like this?
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.

You added the files as '-kx', so you need to do 'cvs edit' before
beginning work on the file.

cvs edit file.ext
notepad file.ext
cvs ci -m "finished work"


Arthur Barrett

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