||[13 Nov 2004|07:36pm]
I use CVS to maintain this site. I'm thinking about switching to
something else, but in the meantime, I use CVS. I find frequently that
my updates and commits are terminated in process for a reason I
haven't figured out yet. When that happens, there are "#cvs.lock"
directories left all over the place, and I can't proceed with an
update or commit until I remove all of them. I did that by hand once,
googled for some better answers, found none, and ended up writing this
quickie Python script to recursively remove all of those locks (with
the current directory being the top).
I'm just learning Python, so please examine this carefully to make
sure that it won't do bad stuff before using it yourself.
"starting with 'directory' as top, remove all of the #cvs.locks, recursively."
for root, dirs, files in os.walk(directory):
[os.rmdir(os.path.join(root,d)) for d in dirs if "cvs.lock" in d]