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RE: waiting for lock message on cvs

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: waiting for lock message on cvs
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 09:42:02 -0400

address@hidden wrote:
> The other thing you should do is avoid using kill -9 as your 
> first resort
> to get rid of something you don't want.
> Try using ctrl-C, then
> just plain kill, then maybe kill -1 before going for the 
> throat...

Heck, even a ctrl-C is (ahem) overkill. If you exit the editor without
saving, CVS will complain about an empty log message, and ask if you want to
abort, continue, go back into the editor, or use the (empty) message anyway.
'Least that's how my installation works - it's not a configurable option, is

Jim Hyslop
Senior Software Designer
Leitch Technology International Inc. (
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal (

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