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RE: Controlling files

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: Controlling files
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 09:27:28 -0400

rakesh mailgroups wrote:
> is it possible to make certain files in CVS non-changeable?
> So, for example, user A does a chack out but they cannot change
> certain files (build.xml, .classpath, .cvsignore, etc).
Seems to me you want to make these non-changeable only for specific users. 

> Does cvs natively support this? Do i have to be an administrator to do
> this or can anyone with cvs access do this for files they create??

Have a look at the cvs_acls script, in the contrib/ directory of the source
distribution. It should do what you want. You can get the source code from

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

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