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Re: Query on CVS watch on/off

From: Jim Hyslop
Subject: Re: Query on CVS watch on/off
Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2006 10:23:43 -0500
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[side note - anyone know what caused to cough up this
message 5 times?]

Barathi Sukumar wrote:
> Hi,
>        I checked out my repository as two different users into two
> working copies. 
> As user1:
> I made the watch on
> *       cvs watch on a.txt
> As user2, I updated my working copy and tried to modify the file(a.txt).
> The file was made read-only. (However I can give "cvs edit a.txt" and
> modify my file)
> Now as user1, I made cvs watch off
> *       cvs watch off a.txt
> Once the watch is set off, file(a.txt) in user2's working copy should be
> writeable(Without issuing "cvs edit")
> As user2, I should be able to modify my file(a.txt). I updated my
> working copy, but still a.txt is read-only in the working copy.
> Is this a desired behaviour?? Can anybody help me on this..?

I don't know if it's desired, but it is expected. The 'watch on/off'
status is not stored locally, so unless there is an actual need to
update the file, CVS won't change the permissions.

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