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Re: Commit/permissions error

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Commit/permissions error
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 14:35:44 -0400 (EDT)

Mullican, Catherine writes:
> I have loads of files checked out as user Foo. A couple of these needed
> tweaking, and now need to be committed. User Foo apparently lacks write
> permission to accomplish this. I've changed my CVSROOT env var to user Bar,
> who should have rights, but when I do 'cvs login', it prompts me for the
> password for Foo. Is there a way to resolve this other than getting the PTB
> to give Foo write permission? (Not out of the question, but the PTB are
> pretty busy, as I understand, so it would be better if I could do
> something.)  

When you check out a directory, CVS remembers the CVSROOT setting you
used and uses it for all future operations in that directory.  That
makes life much simpler for people who regularly work with multiple
repositories.  To override the remembered root setting, use the -d
global option:

        cvs -d $CVSROOT commit

-Larry Jones

In a minute, you and I are going to settle this out of doors. -- Calvin

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