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Re: Read only file

From: Rob Helmer
Subject: Re: Read only file
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2002 10:29:57 -0700
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On Mon, Oct 07, 2002 at 12:31:17PM -0400, Larry Jones wrote:
> dd hh writes:
> > 
> >                 Is it possible to have a file that can be checkout but
> > which cannot be committed or updated? If yes pl let me know how to do
> > it. It is required that once this file is checked out changes on the
> > particular file can be done on local directory  but this file cannot be
> > commited back to the repository.Also on doing cvs update the changes
> > made in this file in local directory should not be lost .
> Yes and no.  You can have read-only *directories* in the repository by
> setting the permissions to allow reading but not writing, but you can't
> have both read-only and writable files in a single directory.  Update
> never loses local changes unless the user specifically requests it -- by
> default, it merges repository changes with the local changes and reports
> any resulting conflicts.

Hi Larry,

Yes, you are right, the file needs to be in a seperate directory, since
directory perms override file perms ( 'doh! ).


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