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RE: Sharing Common Files

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: Sharing Common Files
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2005 11:24:50 -0500

Todd Denniston wrote:
> assuming unix,
> in proj_2_tree
> |
> |- dir1
>     |- file1 softlink to ../proj_1_tree/file1
> |- dir2
>     |- file2 softlink to ../proj_1_tree/file2
>     |- file3 softlink to ../proj_1_tree/file3
> |- proj_1_tree
>    |
>    |- file1
>    |- file2
>    |- file3
Is "soft link" the same as a "symlink?" If they are different, then the rest
of this message _might_ not apply.

If they are the same, then this is a Really Bad Idea. The problem is, CVS
sees dir1/file1 and proj_1_tree/file1 as completely separate, independent
files. If user A is checking into dir1, then CVS will not lock proj_1_tree.
This means that user B can simultaneously check in changes into proj_1_tree
- leading to... shall we say, all kinds of fun.

Bottom line: symlinks, if used at all, should _only_ be used for
directories, not for files.

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

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