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Re: "waiting for lock" -- but I don't want to wait!

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: "waiting for lock" -- but I don't want to wait!
Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2006 05:03:31 -0400 (EDT)

Keith Thompson writes:
> So, my question is, how can I invoke "cvs diff" (or "cvs whatever")
> *without* having it wait for the lock?

The global -n option ignores locks in addition to not modifying the
disk.  Since diff doesn't modify the disk anyway, it still works the

I'm pretty sure Derek implemented some timeouts in the feature branch,
they may allow you to give up after waiting for the lock too long.

-Larry Jones

It's no fun to play games with a poor sport. -- Calvin

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