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Re: Checking out files to default to read-only

From: Mark Phippard <markp_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2005-12-05 16:16:24 CET

"Thompson, Graeme (AELE)" <Graeme.Thompson@smiths-aerospace.com> wrote on
12/05/2005 10:09:03 AM:

> Is it possible to have files marked as read-only when you do an
> update/checkout?
>
> This would stop the IDE from making unnecessary, and sometimes
> incorrect, changes to files.
>
> On a further point - are there any plans to enhance subversion to allow
> it to work in a lock/unlock system exclusively. i.e. to work using the
> methodology applied with PVCS, VSS and other version control systems?
>
> We have had issues with the merge methodology.
>
> I have read http://svnbook.red-bean.com/
>
> And am going to read
> http://www.phptr.com/content/images/0131855182/downloads/Nagel_book.pdf

This was all addressed in Subversion 1.2.

Set the property svn:needs-lock on any file that you want to have
read-only on checkout. Use the svn lock/unlock commands to lock the file
and make it editable. Etc..

Mark

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