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Re: locks get lost when renaming a file

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 21:11:22 +0100

On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 18:21, Martin Bischoff <tinu44+tigris_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> (reposted with some additional info, please ignore my other mail)
> In my repository, I have some word documents with the "svn:needs-lock" property. When I get a lock for one of the documents, make some modifications and then "SVN rename" the file, then the lock seems to be lost (the file is read-only again).
> If I now commit the renamed file, then the repository shows that I have two files in the repository
> - the one with the old name (still locked)
> - the new one

your second part is a classic user error:
a rename in svn is a delete of the original file and an add of the new
(renamed) file. You must commit *both*, not just the added new file -
otherwise the deletion of the old file is not committed and therefore
still in the repository.


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