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Re: WC permissions

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2003-12-10 22:00:05 CET

kfogel@collab.net wrote:
>>both SVN and CVS are written to assume that the WC is under
>>the exclusive control of one process
> Actually, both are written to be safe if multiple processes access the
> WC. We deliberately tried to match CVS in this respect -- this is why
> we have wc locks, in fact.

I was not aware of that it worked under CVS, either (see below). Good job!

> (FWIW, I've done this different-users-sharing-a-working-copy thing
> with CVS in real life. It worked out okay, though we had to do some
> tweaking of Unix groups and umasks to make it go smoothly.)

It doesn't work (in my experience) under cvsnt, which is strange since the
concept of umask is foreign to Win32. It's been so long since I tried to make
it work, I don't remember the details, but I seem to remember it messed up the WC...


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