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Re: Problem with Author Label

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Problem with Author Label
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 20:23:15 -0400 (EDT)

Rondal Ellifritt writes:
> Thanks, Larry. I may well be suffering from many misconceptions,
> common or otherwise, but that one doesn't explain my problem. We are,
> in fact, all using different CVSROOT variables. (We get to the unix
> environment using Exceed from a Windows environment, and we set a MYID
> variable as part of the Exceed login script. We then use that in
> .cshrc to set CVSROOT properly.)

Please read what I wrote again carefully.  Setting the $CVSROOT
environment variable has no effect when you're in an existing working

> > The CVSROOT for a particular
> > directory is the one specified by the global -d option on the command
> > line, if any; failing that, it's the one recorded in the CVS/Root file,
> > if any; or, as a last resort, the one specified by the $CVSROOT
> > environment variable.
> > 
> > If you're all using the same Unix login, you're probably all using the
> > same working directory, which means it's going to be inconvenient to get
> > things to work the way you want -- you'll have to always specify CVSROOT
> > on the command line.

-Larry Jones

I don't NEED to compromise my principles, because they don't have
the slightest bearing on what happens to me anyway. -- Calvin

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