[cvsnt] not a valid editor of the file

Kerry, Richard richard.kerry at siemens.com
Wed Oct 15 09:45:57 BST 2008


If the person who has locked the file has left the company (which
sometimes happens here), it is possible for a cvs administrator to
unlock the file for them using the 'unlock -u username' syntax.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org 
> [mailto:cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org] On Behalf Of Gerhard Fiedler
> Sent: 14 October 2008 18:19
> To: cvsnt at cvsnt.org
> Subject: Re: [cvsnt] not a valid editor of the file
> Sumanjit Kaur Brar wrote:
> > I am also facing similar problem. When I try to take an edit for the
> > file, cvs server refuses and shows that another user has 
> taken it for
> > editing. 
> > [...]
> > I tried using reserved edit, force edit but nothing worked. Can I
> > forcibly unedit the file from server end or do I have to 
> ask the user to
> > explicitly unedit the file.
> If the file is mergeable, it shouldn't have the option for exclusive
> editing set. If it isn't, you definitely need to talk to the user, as
> editing such a file concurrently will make the life of one 
> (or both, or
> others still) very difficult.
> Gerhard
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