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RE: File not locked under MS windows

From: Appleton, Will <William.Appleton_at_sedgwickcms.com>
Date: 2007-05-30 22:10:07 CEST

Richard Bos wrote:
> Hi,
> today I tried/experimented a bit with file locking under MS windows
> XP. I started with setting the property svn:need-lock=* and
> committed the change to the repository. All fine so far. Editing
> this changed ODT (= binary) file resulted in OpenOffice.org telling
> me that the file is readonly. Sofar so good. But it remained
> readonly, even after locking the file using the TorToiseSVN menu lock
> option.
> As I have cygwin on this computer I used "svn lock <file>" and after
> that I obtained write access to the file as expected.
> Is there a special thing to do under MS windows XP to obtain write
> access to a file when using TorToiseSVN?

Did you exit OOo before getting the lock? I haven't used OOo in a while
but when I open a needs-lock file in Word, I have to exit Word before
getting the lock, so that Word will see the changed lock status.

Will Appleton

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