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Re: file ownership in the repository

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: file ownership in the repository
Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 18:09:57 -0400 (EDT)

Bogus User writes:
> The problem I've run into with this is that when a user creates a directory 
> in the repository, it isn't owned by the cvs group, it's owned by the user's 
> main group.  When another developer tries to extract the files, they get 
> permission denied.

I think this has become the most frequently asked question in this
group.  Set the SGID bit (chmod g+s) on all the directories in the
repository.  That will cause any new files or directories to inherit the
parent directory's group rather than getting the user's group.

-Larry Jones

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