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Remove lock of the files

Remove lock of the files

Remove lock of the files

Hi All

The cvs server got stuck in between some operation and now, i am always getting a Lock error for the files.

How do I get rid of this issue?

RE: Remove lock of the files

try to use
cvs editors your_file

to view, who has locked that file

the try to use ( if you are cvs administrator )
cvs unedit -u user_name your_file

But sometime, it did not help, than you can do it manualy

Locate repository directory on the server,
locate file you want to unlock,
there may be 2 ( or more? ) possibilities

1. look at CVS sub-direcrory in directory where wanted file is, there should be file "fileattr"
I don't know version of CVS you are using but if that file is "TXT" file, than in that file should be one row containing name of your locked file,
than delete this row,
or if this file is "XML" file, that delete everything between tags "<file name = your_file" and "</file>"


2. in directory where your file is, locate some file that
   don't belongs to your project, it should has zero length and should has name like 'your_file_blah_blah_lock_blah_blah" or "CVS lock" or something like this,  than delete this file
   ( I have experienced with similar problems, but at this time I
   can't remember the exact file name causing the lock )


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