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RE: Re: What is the difference between Release and Break lock in the context menu?

From: Kotaro Murakami <kmurakami_at_collab.net>
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2008 22:33:04 -0800

Hi Stefan,

Thanks for your answer and sorry for my slow response.
I tried some on this but I could not understand on 'The "break lock" is only available if you have the shift button down while bringing up the context menu.' you mentioned.
I know some items in the context menu are only available with the shift button down but the "break lock" is always available. Is this a bug? Should the "break menu" be only available and displayed with the shift button down?

Thanks,
Kotaro

-----Original Message-----
From: Stefan Küng [mailto:tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 3:06 AM
To: users_at_tortoisesvn.tigris.org
Subject: Re: What is the difference between Release and Break lock in the context menu?

Kotaro Murakami wrote:
> Hi,
>
> When I right click on a file locked in my working copy, I can see
> Release lock and Break lock in the context menu. What is the difference
> between Release and Break lock in the context menu? The both menu bring
> up the Unlock window. I thought that Break lock means "svn unlock
> --force" but the menu is only displayed for a file I have locked in my
> working copy and I don't have to unlock --force for the file to break
> lock.

The "break lock" is only available if you have the shift button down
while bringing up the context menu. It does a "unlock --force".
Even though you have the lock in your working copy, someone else could
have broken your lock (without you knowing if you haven't updated yet).
Then you have to break the others lock - that's why the menu shows up
anyway, even if you have the lock already.

Stefan

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