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Re: newbie question: fileattr location

From: Mark D. Baushke
Subject: Re: newbie question: fileattr location
Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2006 07:07:11 -0700

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address@hidden writes:

> I am a newbie trying to figure out where to create the fileattr file.

You should never create a fileattr file yourself. Such a file is created
by the cvs executable itself if there is a need.

Commands which do something to the fileattr command inlcude:

         cvs watchers
         cvs editors
         cvs edit
         cvs watch

In general, the fileattr attributes are an aberration that implement
advisory locking on a system that really should not need it. The only
useful time to use them are when it is not possible to merge two
versions of a file together during an update. This is typically only the
case with structured binary files.

If you are only using cvs to control sources rather than binary objects
you should never need to worry about this part of cvs at all.

        -- Mark

> When I refer to the manual it says, it should be in
> "repository/my_directory/CVS" directory.
> The problem is: when I create the repository and add "my_directory" to
> the repository no CVS directory is created under "my_directory". Should
> this directory be created manually at that location? I have absoultely
> no problem checking-in, checking-out i guess it is not the
> problem relating to my repository etc.
> any help is appreciated. Thanks
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