[cvsnt] Difference between exclusive edit and resrved edit?

Bo Berglund Bo.Berglund at system3r.com
Mon Oct 20 14:42:42 BST 2008

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Is the cvswrappers file (also not used here before) case sensitive?

Like I would need to specify all of these:
etc (16 different combinations possible)

Or will a single pattern match all cases of actual file names?

Best regards,

Bo Berglund

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From: cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org [mailto:cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org] On Behalf Of Glen Starrett
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Subject: Re: [cvsnt] Difference between exclusive edit and resrved edit?

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
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