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Re: locks; strict;

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: locks; strict;
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 16:15:40 -0400 (EDT)

Wim_DAUSY/BE/address@hidden writes:
> What exactly do the locks and the strict field, in the admin-section of
> the RCS file, tell if they were filled?

Why are you asking RCS file format questions on the CVS list?

> I understand a lock entry would have following format:
>       Id : num
> where         id is the lock owner, person who has exclusive access to the 
> file
>       and num is the revision of that file.


> The strict field is more misteryous to me, I didn't find any
> specification of format or anything.

The format is just the word "strict" followed by a semicolon.  If it's
there, it means that strict locking is in effect and vice versa.  Strict
locking (in RCS) means that the owner of the file is not allowed to
check in a new revision without having locked the file just like any
other user.  I suggest you look at the RCS man pages, particularly
rcsintro, rcs, and rcsfile.

-Larry Jones

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