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Re: read-only checkout when developer has no commit access

From: Niels P. Mayer <npm_at_collab.net>
Date: 2000-07-25 06:02:24 CEST

> Whether I am entitled to commit is completely separate from whether I am
> entitled to locally modify.

You're entitled to do whatever your local system's permissions will allow,
combined with your write privileges.

> There should certainly be a tool to tell me the first, but what the hell is
> the tool doing making my life miserable on the second when it is not a
> restriction that the tool can enforce?

If this is all that makes your life miserable then you are blessed. :-) I
mean really... yes, it's not a restriction the tool can enforce. It's just
a nicety to warn you to go do a fresh checkout using an account that has
write permissions if you're going to be modifying anything.

> Note also that I could perform local mods, be added to the access list, and
> *then* check in. No determination about the authority to check in is
> possible prior to the moment I check in.

If you can do all that, then certainly a chmod u+w can be done too!

I mean, how hard is it to go "find . -type f -exec chmod u+w {} \;" if
you're lazy, or just chmod the individual files you modify.


However, it's clear this setting should be a tigris configuration option.

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Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:05 2006

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