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Re: Problem with Author Label

From: Rondal Ellifritt
Subject: Re: Problem with Author Label
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 20:33:14 -0400

Got it. I didn't pick up the nuance of the order of precedence of
those three things when I read your message the first time. So, the
problem is that we're all using the same working directory which, of
course, has the same CVS/Root file and the author label is being
picked up from that. But we can override that by using the -d option
on the command line.


On 7/23/05, Larry Jones <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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
> directory:
> > > 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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