[cvsnt] Betr.: RE: force commit (despite not being a valid editor
richard.kerry at siemens.com
Wed Jan 21 11:20:48 GMT 2009
Note also the -u option on the unedit command.
This allows you to unlock files that another used has locked, if they
are unable to do so.
I've used this a number of times when people have left the company but
hadn't unlocked everything before they went.
It is only available to admins.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org
> [mailto:cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org] On Behalf Of Jan Keirse
> Sent: 22 January 2009 07:22
> To: cvsnt at cvsnt.org
> Subject: [cvsnt] Betr.: RE: force commit (despite not being a
> valid editor
> "Arthur Barrett" <arthur.barrett at march-hare.com> schreef op
> > > I want to force commit despite the fact that I am not a valid
> > > editor. Is
> > > there a switch for this (can be done by a CVS admin if
> > > required) or am I
> > > out of luck?
> > No - it would defeat the point.
> Thanks for your feedback Arthur. I know it defeats the point,
> I was hoping
> there was some `emergency' shortcut only available to admins
> or something
> but that would indeed be rather risky to use. I'm working on
> an automated
> procedure that has to force the commit, despite anything
> anyone else is
> doing on that branch, if that means their changes are lost
> than so be it,
> the users will be well informed about this. I guess I'll have
> to first do
> the -k-x trick because we're not using the exclusive locking
> on purpose,
> it must have been set by accident.
> > However you can become a valid editor by issuing a 'cvs edit' on the
> > file, or you can change the mode of the file (cvs up -k-x
> > cvs ci -f -m "change mode").
> Are the -k-x and other related options documented somewhere? The only
> documentation I can find after googling and searching the
> manual (and the
> eBook) is about the keyword substitution. I found a couple of
> about -k-x in faq's and mailinglist messages but no real
> It's almost as if this is `unsupported.'
> Kind Regards,
> JAN KEIRSE
> Software quality & Systems: Software Engineer
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