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Re: waiting for lock message on cvs

From: Paul Sander
Subject: Re: waiting for lock message on cvs
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2004 07:27:07 -0700

The other thing you should do is avoid using kill -9 as your first resort
to get rid of something you don't want.  It's a "kill with extreme
prejudice" command that blasts the process slot without giving the
application a chance to clean up after itself.  Try using ctrl-C, then
just plain kill, then maybe kill -1 before going for the throat.  Had you
done this instead, CVS' signal handlers would have cleared the locks for

Melroy <address@hidden> writes:

> I did a very stupid mistake while trying to
> commit something ona new machine.

> Since I am not familiar with vim, I killed th
> cvs commit job (using kill -9 pid). Then when I
> set the editor to be emacs it and tried to
> commit the same file I get the error message

> cvs commit: cvs commit: [11:28:28] waiting for melroy's lock
> [11:28:28]

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