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Re: file/user - access

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-04-17 16:27:18 CEST

On Apr 17, 2005, at 8:49 AM, Gal Aviel wrote:

> To my best knowledge, in 1.2 you can lock a file so that you have
> exclusive token to *commit* to it. This lock however does not prevent
> other people from editing it. They won't be able to commit, but they
> will be able to edit as much as they want. Once you release the lock ,
> they will be able to commit.
> What you probably meant, is that the locking feature is (also) a
> communication method, i.e. you can't know who checked out but you can
> know who locked.
> Hope I got it right,

Read the svn 1.2 releasenotes. There's also the svn:needs-lock
property, which is designed as a communication mechanism for locking.
The theory is that it prevents a user from even starting work on a file
that somebody else has locked.


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