CVS Watch/Edit

The following preferences can be changed on the command link Team > CVS > Watch/Edit preference page.

Option

Description

Default

Configure projects to use Watch/edit on checkout Use this option to indicate that files checked out out from the repository should be made read-only. Disabled
Enable temporary watches on edit Use this option to receive a notification whenever a user starts to edit a file that you are currently editing. Disabled
When read-only files are modified in an editor Use this option to configure what occurs when a read-only file is modified in an open editor or by another tool. The options are:
  • Send a cvs edit notification to the server: Issues a cvs edit notification to the server before making the file writable. If other editors exist on the file, you will be prompted and may continue or cancel.
  • Send a cvs edit notification to the server in the background: Issues a cvs edit notification to the server in the background after making the file writable. This allows you to keep typing uninterrupted while the edit notification is sent to the server.
  • Edit the file without informing the server: Makes the file read-only without notifying the server.
Send a cvs edit notification to the server in the background
Before a CVS edit notification is sent to the server Use this option to configure what occurs when a cvs edit notification needs to be send to the server. The options are:
  • Always Prompt: Always prompt for confirmation.
  • Only prompt if there are other editors: Shows the user the list of current editors and allows you to confirm or cancel the edit.
  • Never Prompt: Send the edit notification without prompting
Only prompt if there are other editors
Update edited files Use this option to configure what occurs before editing a file. The options are:
  • Always update before editing: Always update a file before editing.
  • Prompt to update if out of date: Prompt for confirmation of update only if a file is out of date.
  • Never update: Never update a file before editing.
Never update

Here is what the preference page looks like:

CVS Watch/Edit preference page

Watch/Edit Finding out who's working on what: watch/edit