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Re: check in & check out (just like ms source safe)

From: Nicolai Scheer <scope_at_planetavent.de>
Date: 2007-11-20 15:20:42 CET


Mohammad Shamsi schrieb:
> hi all,
> we just switch to svn, from source safe, you know that vss used check
> in, check out strategy, im looking for something like it in
> subversion.
> is it possible to restrict users concurrent access to same file ? in
> other words, just one user allowed to edit a file in same time. ???

You may use locking. But usually this should be only needed when dealing
with binary files. Subversion uses another approach than source safe.
If you really want to use Subversion the way it is intended, then you
should not try to emulate source safe using Subversion locking, but read
into the details and give it a try:


Especially http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.4/svn.basic.vsn-models.html

Many users think that editing files concurrently will mess them up, but
that's not the case. Of course it is possible to mess up things, this
often is the case when people do not know what they are doing with their



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