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Re: The 'I cannot edit any file' HOW-TO

From: Mark Phippard <MarkP_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2005-09-01 15:34:38 CEST

This just came up earlier in the week with someone else wondering what the
red decorator means.

Technically, I think this is a bug in Subversion that it does not remove
the read-only attribute when you run svn add. They did not seem too keen
to fix it, so I added code in Subclipse to remove the read-only attribute
after the add operation runs.

That should take care of the problem.


"Markus Karg" <markus.karg@quipsy.de> wrote on 09/01/2005 06:26:41 AM:

> Dear Subclise Community,
> today I spent more than an hour because nothing worked in Subclipse. All
> had a red badge and I was not able to edit them. Subclipse told me that
I have
> to lock the files, but was not able to lock them. Also I was not able to

> unlock them. I tried thousand things but there was no solution. But then
I found it.
> To prevent you from suffering the same paine, here is a small HOW-TO for

> solving this issue. Maybe the subclipse admins like to add it to the
official FAQ.
> Symptoms:
> Each file has a red badge.
> You cannot modify a file.
> You cannot lock.
> You cannot unlock.
> Nothing helps. Neither update not cleanup nor rebooting Eclipse.
> Diagnosis:
> The files in your local workspace have the read-only bit set.
> (In my case, it was set by VSS, since before I was using SVN the project
> hosted in a VSS repository. And VSS sets the read-only bit on every file
> manages unless you have it checked out).
> Solution:
> Go to a command shell (Windows: CMD.EXE)
> Remove the read-only bit (Windows: CD to local workspace, ATTRIB -R *.*
> Update the local workspace (svn update).
> Back in Eclipse refresh the project (e. g. press F5 on the project's top
> Result:
> The badges should be gone after some seconds, and you should be able to
> whatever you want.

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