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[Savannah-hackers-public] Re: CVS question

From: Sylvain Beucler
Subject: [Savannah-hackers-public] Re: CVS question
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 09:38:42 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)


On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 12:48:53PM -0500, Michael J. Flickinger wrote:
> One thing I'm slightly confused about is how exactly permissions in
> CVS now work.  As far as I can tell, the documentation doesn't clear
> state what exactly is going on and how exactly permissions of cvs
> repositories are handled.
> Currently, if a file in a cvs repository let's say FOO,v, isn't even
> owned by the group of the repository it's in, upon committing a
> revision of the file the group and owner change to the correct
> values.
> What exactly is going on here?

CVS removes the files (it can do so thanks to the directory
permissions) and recreates it with new ownership and
permissions. Similar to VI's :w! command.


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