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RE: Re: "svn lock" process return code (Subversion 1.2 RC2 Win32)

From: Rowell, Geoff <growell_at_ENVOYWW.COM>
Date: 2005-05-07 14:12:05 CEST

> On Sat, May 07 2005, Peter N. Lundblad wrote:
>
> On Wed, 4 May 2005, Henrik Blomgren TACMa wrote:
>
> >
> > When attempting to lock a file already locked by another user, I get
the
> > error message in stderr, but the exitcode of the process is 0,
> indicating
> > success. Bug or ?
> >
> It might be considered a bug, but it's not clear to me how to treat
this.
> The problem is that this operation treats certain errors as non-fatal
and
> continues. So if you say
> svn lock a b
> and a was already locked, it continues with b. If the latter lock
> operation succeeds, should it return success or failer? Maybe someone
on
> dev@ has an opinion.
>
If you might depend on the result of the command to control the flow
of operations, then an exit code should indicate any deviation from
complete success.

In this case, an inability to acquire a lock will prevent your being
able
to commit file changes. This should be signaled by a non-zero exit code.

-Geoff

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