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Determine on which machine the lock for any given file is

From: Jac <skobbejac_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 02:08:27 -0700 (PDT)


Our infrastructure is one where our developers tends to work on the
same applications but in different locations (i.e. sometimes on their
laptops, sometimes on servers etc). We use SVN extensively to govern
this process with much success. The files that we’re working with are
in a proprietary binary format, so we set the needs-lock property on
all of them. Note that sometimes a developer gets the lock on a file
on his laptop, and sometimes on one of our servers. From the
repository browser (and some other options) it is easy to determine
which developers have locks on which files, but not on which
machines. Potentially one might even be interested in the location
(folder) on the particular machine. When trying to get the lock on
different machine (even the same developer) will get an error message

Error: Path
Error: /trunk/myfiles/myfile.dat
Error: is already locked by user 'jac' in filesystem 'D:/SVN/db'

D:\SVN\ is the location of the repository (that seems like stating the

I’d like something like:

Error: Path
Error: /trunk/myfiles/myfile.dat
Error: is already locked by user 'jac' on ‘’ in ‘c:


Is there a way to determine on which machine (using IP-address or
similar) the lock for any given file is held in addition to who is
holding it?

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Received on 2008-08-18 11:12:15 CEST

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