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[TSVN] Windows Explorer delete of working copy creates locked file

From: Rowell, Geoff <growell_at_ENVOYWW.COM>
Date: 2005-04-25 05:20:45 CEST

TortoiseSVN 1.1.5, Build 2990, UNICODE
Subversion 1.1.4
(local repository via svnserve)

I try to use Windows Explorer's shift-delete to immediately delete a very large and very complex (many levels, many externals) working copy, but it fails part of the way through with an error about a file being in use. From that point on, unless I restart Explorer, any attempt to delete the working copy returns the same "file in use" error. Once wedged, you can't even delete it from the CMD prompt.

I'm not absolutely certain what the cause of this is, but it looks like a collision with something trolling through the working copy's directory structure. It happened to me twice in a row. Interestingly enough, when I didn't try to use Windows Explorer and just deleted the working copy from the CMD prompt, it didn't have this problem.

(I'm testing a maintenance script that checks out a working copy.)

This is an annoyance-level issue - since I have a work-around to remove the wedged remains of the working copy (log out and log back in).

I didn't encounter this with TortoiseSVN 1.1.3.

Geoff Rowell
Quality Assurance
EnvoyWorldWide, Inc.
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