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Re: File not locked under MS windows

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: 2007-05-30 23:47:10 CEST

On 30/05/07, Richard Bos <ml@radoeka.nl> wrote:
> 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.

IIUC you should not use cygwin/svn on the same working copy as TSVN.
You are not supposed to share a WC between two different OSes as it is
not guaranteed to be compatible, and with Cygwin you are fooling SVN
into thinking it is running under *nix.

Simon

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