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If the person who has locked the file has left the company (which sometimes happens here), it is possible for a cvs administrator to unlock the file for them using the 'unlock -u username' syntax. Richard. > -----Original Message----- > From: cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org > [mailto:cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org] On Behalf Of Gerhard Fiedler > Sent: 14 October 2008 18:19 > To: cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook > Subject: Re: [cvsnt] not a valid editor of the file > > Sumanjit Kaur Brar wrote: > > > I am also facing similar problem. When I try to take an edit for the > > file, cvs server refuses and shows that another user has > taken it for > > editing. > > [...] > > I tried using reserved edit, force edit but nothing worked. Can I > > forcibly unedit the file from server end or do I have to > ask the user to > > explicitly unedit the file. > > If the file is mergeable, it shouldn't have the option for exclusive > editing set. If it isn't, you definitely need to talk to the user, as > editing such a file concurrently will make the life of one > (or both, or > others still) very difficult. > > Gerhard > _______________________________________________ > 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 >