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Hi Bo, > cvs update -k+x file to enforce exclusive reservation That's probably the one you want. That command just adds the exclusive bit to them, so if they are already set up with deltas then it'll just add it. You'll probably also want to update the cvswrappers on the server to reflect the change, so new files are added with the exclusive option as well. > What I can't quite grasp is the difference between these two > options.... One is "voluntary", but I've never used that option. > The concurrent edit model with all files checked out read/write > obviously does not fit the bill. And the exclusive checkout used by > other version control systems is also no good because all of the > developers need a copy of the library files locally, albeit readonly. Files with the "x" option are checked out read only, and made rw by the edit command. Regards, -- Glen Starrett Technical Account Manager, North America March Hare Software, LLC http://march-hare.com/cvspro/ O: 800-653-1501 x803