[Samba] SVN/CVS-like share for Samba users?

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at wpkg.org
Thu Dec 22 16:11:24 GMT 2005

John H Terpstra schrieb:
> On Thursday 22 December 2005 08:24, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
>>I am looking for some solution, working with Samba preferably, which
>>would allow multiple users to work on one document.
>>This means that if a user makes a change to the document, a previous
>>version of that document is saved somewhere else.
>>For example, user A opens a document (rw - read/write, ro - read-only
>>rw \\server\share\document.txt
>>User makes some changes, and saves it to the same place.
>>This SVN/CVS-like share handles the change inteligently, and makes a
>>copy of the previous file to a ro file somewhere else:
>>ro \\server\share\backup\2005.12.22-16:24:04\document.txt
>>Do you have something in mind which would allow me to do something like
>>that *transparently* to the user (assuming the user doesn't know much
>>more about computers than opening Word document etc.)?
> http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/Samba3-ByExample.pdf
> Folks, please refer all who ask deployment related questions to the "Samba-3 
> By Example book", not "The Official Samba-3 HOWTO and Reference Guide".

Hmm? Have you actually read my original post?

There is no single occurance of (document) "versioning" nor "version 
control" in the whole Samba-3 by Example.
And "version controlling" is mentioned only briefly in the HOWTO where 
shadow_copy is described (with "do not use for version controlling" in 

> When you send a novice to read the HOWTO, it's like telling them to practice 
> for running a marathon before they can walk. It's like telling them to read a 
> mechanic's guide before they know what is a car.

Same happens when a "real proffessional" can't read more than half of 
the subject of one's post...


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