Community technical support mailing list was retired 2010 and replaced with a professional technical support team. For assistance please contact: Pre-sales Technical support via email to email@example.com.
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. Helpfully, Maybe, Richard. > -----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 cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook > Subject: [cvsnt] Betr.: RE: force commit (despite not being a > valid editor > > "Arthur Barrett" <arthur.barrett at march-hare.com> schreef op > 20/01/2009 > 20:23:43: > > > 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 > filename.ext; > > 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 > mentions > about -k-x in faq's and mailinglist messages but no real > documnetation. > It's almost as if this is `unsupported.' > > Kind Regards, > > JAN KEIRSE > ICT-DEPARTMENT > Software quality & Systems: Software Engineer > > **** DISCLAIMER **** > <A HREF="http://www.tvh.be/newen/pages/emaildisclaimer.html"> > http://www.tvh.be/newen/pages/emaildisclaimer.html </A> > > "This message is delivered to all addressees subject to the conditions > set forth in the attached disclaimer, which is an integral > part of this > message." > > _______________________________________________ > 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 > > Upgrade to CVS Suite for more features and support: > http://march-hare.com/cvsnt/ >