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Re: I love the tortoise. but...

From: Clemens Anhuth <clemens_at_froglogic.com>
Date: Fri, 08 May 2009 18:54:08 +0200

Andy Levy wrote:
> On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 12:34, Robin Mills <Robin.Mills_at_novariant.com> wrote:
>
>> Guys
>>
>>
>>
>> Tortoise is amazing. I’m a lone Windows guy in a Linux shop where the real
>> men all use the SVN command-line (and the wimps use SmartSVN). Ahhh how
>> happy I am. I used to think p4win was my all-time favorite program –
>> however the tortoise is about to eat him. And it pains me to say that I
>> think SVN is going to eat p4.
>>
>>
>>
>> Anyway. A couple of questions:
>>
>>
>>
>> 1) Explorer can be very slow at time (frozen for 30 seconds or more)
>>
>> - Yes, I did the XP/windows desktop setting thingy and that helped a lot
>>
>> - Is the tortoise searching my UNIX network drives (P:\ and U:\) ?
>>
>
> By default, no.
>
>
>> - Can I tell tortoise to ignore some drives and folders ?
>>
>
> Settings -> Icon Overlays -> Exclude/Include paths.
>
>
>> 2) Suspend tortoise
>>
>> Can I suspend the tortoise and restart him?
>>
>> Sometimes I cannot rename and move directories (and I think it’s because
>> tortoise has a lock on the directory)
>>
>
> I think before you go any further here, you need to get past "I think
> Tortoise has a lock on something" and get conclusive evidence. It's
> much more likely that you have an antivirus program holding you up
> here.
>

And that reboot after deinstallation certainly does its additional part
in freeing locks, some of which may very well be from Windows Explorer
itself.

Robin, use Process Explorer or something similar to search (use the
search function in PE) for which files are open by which processes.

With best regards

Clemens Anhuth

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