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Re: Enforcing the lock of a file prior to its commit.

From: Luca Cappa <luca.cappa_at_sequoia.it>
Date: 2006-07-20 15:22:11 CEST

Hello Greg,

In Thu, 20 Jul 2006 14:54:12 +0200, Greg Thomas <thomasgd@omc.bt.co.uk>
wrote:

> On Thu, 20 Jul 2006 09:37:18 +0200, "Luca Cappa"
> <luca.cappa@sequoia.it> wrote:
>
>> i am searching for a way to prevent that a not locked file could be
>> committed. I think
>> i could achieve that writing on my own a prehook script, but i am
>> searching for a
>> working out of the box solution. Any help?
>
> I may be missing something, but would
>
> svn propset svn:needs-lock yes /path/to/file
>
> do the job?
>

No, cause if you try it, you could commit a file with that property set
even though you havent locked it. The trick is to just remove the
read-only flag on that file, modify it and then commit it. Try it and you
will see
that locks as they are appear to be totaly useless.

Luca

p.s. Please do not start arguing about the meaning of the life and so on,
i need that feature as i said (i would like to commit only if the file was
prior locked by the commiter).

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