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Re: A second cvs checkout (or export) clears file locks :-(

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: A second cvs checkout (or export) clears file locks :-(
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 11:55:21 -0400 (EDT)

"Denniston, Todd A CIV NAVSURFWARCENDIV Crane,  Code JSXN" writes:
> Also do you notice that if just after you (the user who did the edit) 
> checkout 
> a new copy of the baseline the file $CVSROOT/baseline/CVS/fileattr no longer 
> exists?
> I believe this is due to CVS seeing this action as an abandoning of the 
> previous sandbox, not sure if it is documented though.

I believe that's correct.

> The script below exhibits your "bug", which I think may be an 
> un/misdocumented 
> feature of CVS clearing edit on new checkout by an editing user.  comments 
> Larry|Mark|Derek??

I believe that's exactly correct.  I don't think any of us maintainers
use cvs edit, so none of us have ever been motivated to do anything
about it, one way or another.

-- Larry Jones

You know how Einstein got bad grades as a kid?  Well MINE are even WORSE!
-- Calvin

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