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From: Tobias Brox
Subject: File permissions
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 21:08:59 +0400
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[Larry Jones]
> The PreservePermissions code is notoriously buggy and should not be
> used.  Recent versions of CVS omit it by default and the manual no
> longer mentions it at all.

Particularly hardlinks must be a quite difficult thing to deal with, but
saving, and later restoring simple file permissions and ownership really
shouldn't be that hard, and I'd daresay it can be a nice feature,
particularly when storing configuration files in cvs.

As a matter of fact, I have absolutely nothing else to do this week, so I
might eventually take a look into the sources and see if I can do anything.
Will patches eventually be accepted?

Another issue about file permissions ... I'd like to keep most of /etc in
cvs.  Unfortunately, this includes some few secret files.  Checking them in
leaves the ,v-files world-readable.  I think it could be wise to let cvs
check for restricted readability of files, and store the ,v-files with the
same permission and ownership as the original files.  Well.  I guess I could
solve the problem by just leaving the CVSROOT unreadable for anyone else
than the system administrator.  Comments?

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