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Re: Subversion Permission denied moving .svn/tmp/entries to .svn/entries

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-08-29 16:42:41 CEST

On Aug 29, 2005, at 8:59 AM, GOVAERTS Lieven wrote:
> svn: Can't move
> '/cygdrive/c/xxxx/trunk/oracle/packages/.svn/tmp/entries' to
> '/cygdrive/c/xxxx/trunk/oracle/packages/.svn/entries': Permission
> denied
> Does anybody have an idea what can cause this type of problem? Is
> there
> a workaround available?

The svn client tends to create temporary files, then quickly 'move'
them into proper place. It's a way of manipulating the working copy
in an atomic way.

These sort of errors are almost always the result of some other
process holding the file-handle open immediately after the tmpfile is
created. On Windows, you're not allowed to move a file if another
process has it open... so the move fails. (On unix, this is not the

The usual culprits are virus scanner software or disk indexing
software (like google desktop).

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