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sourcesafe problem with checkout in command line (SS)

OhadA asked
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I use sourcesafe version 6.0c (build 9447)

When checkouting out file with the regular sourcesafe (ssexp) then no problem.
When I use ss comand line utility:

ss checkout  -c- $/sv201/DB/DBCMD.CPP

($201 is the name of the the project)
then it checkout the file, and I can see this in the regular UI sourcesafe (ssexp) BUT the file stays read only!!!

D:\work\sources\latest>attrib DB/DBCMD.CPP
A    R     D:\work\sources\latest\DB\DBCMD.CPP

Why is that ?
What should I do ?

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Try the following command:

  ss checkout  $/sv201/DB/DBCMD.CPP -C- -W


  Nayer Naguib


Thanks for your help, but it gives me an "invalid switch" error.
Oh yes, sorry! I was looking at the command line options of a newer version at


Also, I think this option has no effect on checked out files!


  Nayer Naguib

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