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Re: 'checkout' state

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-07-08 00:26:09 CEST

Daragh Fitzpatrick wrote:
> Hi,
> I know it's not what SVN does, but is it possible to know if another
> user is working on a file? The merging concept does not work so well for
> binary files such as word documents. Is any tool available to allow users to
> set such a flag? (reminds me of the conch from the Lord of the Flies)

Well, if you don't mind lock/unlock events showing up as commits, you can whip up a simple locking system using scripts.

Just set a property to your username to lock a file, and have a pre-commit script that aborts commits that attempt to change a file
with the lock property set and not equal to the username of the user doing the commit.


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