[cvsnt] Difference between exclusive edit and resrved edit?

Glen Starrett glen.starrett at march-hare.com
Mon Oct 20 13:38:09 BST 2008

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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

> 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.


Glen Starrett
Technical Account Manager, North America
March Hare Software, LLC
O: 800-653-1501 x803

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