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Re: Disallow multiple checkouts

From: Noel Yap
Subject: Re: Disallow multiple checkouts
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 09:43:25 -0700 (PDT)

--- address@hidden wrote:
> By not using CVS.  The C in CVS stands for
> Concurrent, and disallowing
> multiple checkouts is almost exactly what CVS was
> not designed to do.
> It is possible to use "cvs watch on" to force CVS to
> checkout and
> update files in read-only status, which will be
> changed to read-write
> status with "cvs edit", and "cvs editors" will show
> who is editing
> the file.  This is as close as CVS gets, and in my
> experience
> notification is just as good as hard locking.

One can get a little more control with the advisory
lock patches available at

This isn't exactly what the original poster had
requested, but, like you said, notifications are just
as good (in most situations).


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