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cvs edit

From: Joseph Gubler
Subject: cvs edit
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2003 17:59:45 -0700 (PDT)

We sometimes need to have several developers work in a
common CVS working directory. We would like to use the
'cvs edit' functionality with 'cvs watch on', but have
found that it is unable to change file ownership.
Essentially, the user who checked out the working
directory can use 'cvs edit' as intended, but no one
else can.

Is this how 'cvs edit' is designed to function, or
does it sound like we have a CVS configuration
problem? I am surprised to find that 'cvs edit' is
unable to change file ownership, since other commands
like 'cvs update' can do so, even if the invoking user
does not own the file to begin with.

If this is a feature and not a bug, can anyone suggest
a work-around? I am considering the use of a sudo
script that changes file ownership as needed and then
calls 'cvs edit' to finish the job. 

Any input will be appreciated.


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