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Re: checkout

From: JacobRhoden
Subject: Re: checkout
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2003 16:01:43 +1000
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On Fri, 1 Aug 2003 02:30 pm, Y Hu wrote:
> I know "cvs co module" works, it checks out the whole
> directory. Now, the real question is how do you check
> out a file for editing? I thought "cvs co dummy.c"
> changes a read-only file dummy.c to a read-write file
> in my local directory, so that I can edit the dummy.c
> in my local directory. If I use "cvs update dummy.c",
> it won't change the read-only attribute. What is the
> GNU cvs command to check out a file for editing?

cvs doesn't work like that, to edit a file you just edit it, then type cvs 
commit. As long as the file is in the directory, it is ready for editing. It 
is done like this so that more than one person can have the same file checked 
out and edit it at the same time (:

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