[cvsnt] not a valid editor of the file

Gerhard Fiedler lists at connectionbrazil.com
Fri May 16 14:55:19 BST 2008

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Arthur Barrett wrote:

>> 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.

You can also use 'cvs edit' after working on the file, before committing
the file. (This is a bit against the spirit of -kx and cvs edit, but it
helps fixing your situation and doesn't do any harm if you know that your'e
the only editor.)

Long term solutions are either to follow Arthur's advice and use 'cvs edit'
consistently as it's supposed to be used (TortoiseCVS can help a lot with
this) or to remove the -kx option.


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