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14.6.3 Variables Affecting Check-in and Check-out

If `vc-suppress-confirm' is non-`nil', then `C-x C-q' and `C-x v i' can
save the current buffer without asking, and `C-x v u' also operates
without asking for confirmation.  (This variable does not affect `C-x v
c'; that is so drastic that it should always ask for confirmation.)

   VC mode does much of its work by running the shell commands for RCS
and SCCS.  If `vc-command-messages' is non-`nil', VC displays messages
to indicate which shell commands it runs, and additional messages when
the commands finish.

   Normally, VC assumes that it can deduce the locked/unlocked state of
files by looking at the file permissions of the work file; this is
fast.  However, if the `RCS' or `SCCS' subdirectory is actually a
symbolic link, then VC does not trust the file permissions to reflect
this status.

   You can specify the criterion for whether to trust the file
permissions by setting the variable `vc-mistrust-permissions'.  Its
value may be `t' (always mistrust the file permissions and check the
master file), `nil' (always trust the file permissions), or a function
of one argument which makes the decision.  The argument is the directory
name of the `RCS' or `SCCS' subdirectory.  A non-`nil' value from the
function says to mistrust the file permissions.

   If you find that the file permissions of work files are changed
erroneously, set `vc-mistrust-permissions' to `t'.  Then VC always
checks the master file to determine the file's status.

   You can specify additional directories to search for version control
programs by setting the variable `vc-path'.  These directories are
searched before the usual search path.  The proper result usually
happens automatically.

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