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Re: Problems with file permissions

From: James Hughes
Subject: Re: Problems with file permissions
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 13:00:13 -0400
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It sounds like you have the CVSREAD environment variable set, which causes files to be set read-only on update or checkout. If this is the case, you need to do "cvs edit <filename>" to get read-write permissions. Or, just unset CVSREAD and you won't have to worry about it.


Francis Hwang wrote:
Sorry, I don't think I was clear enough. What I mean is that when I open the
file in CVS, it gives me a read-only buffer: Those two % signs on the

But I'll go ask pcl-cvs. Thanks for the tip!


----- Original Message -----
From: "Derek Robert Price" <address@hidden>
To: "Francis Hwang" <address@hidden>
Cc: "Info CVS" <address@hidden>
Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2002 11:05 AM
Subject: Re: Problems with file permissions

Francis Hwang wrote:

Basically, I open it in Emacs and Emacs won't let me edit it for some
CVS-related reason.


Nothing comes to mind.  It might help if you could tell me the actual
error message the machine prints.  You mighc try the pcl-cvs email list
too.  pcl-cvs is the Emacs interfact to CVS.  Check <>
for the exact address of the pcl-cvs email list.

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