preexec; when to do it?

Greg Dickie greg at
Sat Jan 23 21:25:28 GMT 1999

Cool! I'm using ClearCase with samba as well.

I believe anyone can do a ct startview and this will be sufficient to get the
directory under /views. Or am I completely confused?


On 23-Jan-99 Jurgen Botz wrote:
> Greg Dickie wrote:
>> Just a question. Does root preexec react the same way?
> No it doesn't... "root preexec" is done before setting the working 
> directory.  That didn't work for my situation, as I needed to start
> a process running as the connecting user (what I am doing is sharing
> ClearCase views, which are directories in a virtual filesystem that
> only exist once a viewserver is started), but maybe it's enough
> to not worry about this for the general case.
> - Jürgen

Greg Dickie
just a  guy*
*from Discreet Logic

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