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Re: how to write pre-lock hook to enforce the use of --force

From: Clint Lawrence <clint.lawrence_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 13:46:29 +0100

2008/7/1 Giulio Troccoli <Giulio.Troccoli_at_uk.linedata.com>:
> I have this problem I can't get my head around.
>
> I need to enforce the locking of few files. I have set the
> svn:needs-lock property and I do check whether these files are locked in
> the pre-commit hook.
>
> My problem is that I would like developers to steal the lock ONLY if
> they use the --force option. In this case I would also like to send an
> email to the previous lock owner to say that the lock has been stolen.

Subversion will enforce that a user can't steal the lock without --force.

> I can't seem to find how to check whether the --force option has been
> used in the pre-lock hooks. Does anybody have any idea about this?

You should be able to svnlook from within your pre-lock hook to see if the
path is already locked and then send you're email from there. Unfortunately
the post-lock hook can't tell you if or who a lock was stolen from and by
that stage, it has already happened in the repository, so svnlook won't help
either.

Cheers,
Clint

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