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Re: Locking folder makes all files appear ticked in the Commit dialog

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:44:04 +0200

On 20.04.2012 01:44, John wrote:
>>> Suppose a folder is up to date such that if you commit it there are no files changed or added in the commit dialog.
>>> Now right click in the folder and lock all files.
>>> Now in the commit dialog, all the files are ticked as if changed however, only the lock status has changed.
>>> I would have expected this is not intended behavior.
>> Yes, that's the intended behavior.
>> Because you should not lock files if you don't work on them, so locking whole folders is a bad ides to begin with.
>> And to remind you that you should release the lock when you commit, those locked files are all checked so when you commit, the lock is released.
>> Stefan
> Hi Stefan,
> I can see how this would be a bad idea in some situations, however in this case I prefer the other way.
> What I am doing is working on a file with a program which then can generate other files.
> The whole folder should not have more that 1 person working on it at a time as the files are closely interrelated and cannot be merged - hence 'needs-lock' property is set.
> At commit time, I would usually use the commit dialog as a rough check that only files I expect have changed, however it gives the appearance of all files changing even if I have done no work on them. I can't use the icon overlays for this as they are unreliable.
> That there are so many different uses for TortoiseSVN is a testimony to how useful and reliable it is, but I can understand too that it is difficult for you when users want opposing features.

You can sort by the status column in the commit dialog, and then you'll
see what was modified immediately.


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