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RE: how to write pre-lock hook to enforce the use of --force

From: Giulio Troccoli <Giulio.Troccoli_at_uk.linedata.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 14:26:43 +0100

> > I have this problem I can't get my head around.
> >
> > I need to enforce the locking of few files. I have set the
> > svn:needs-lock property and I do check whether these files are
locked in
> > the pre-commit hook.
> >
> > My problem is that I would like developers to steal the lock ONLY if
> > they use the --force option. In this case I would also like to send
> > email to the previous lock owner to say that the lock has been
> Subversion will enforce that a user can't steal the lock without

Unless the pre-lock hooks says otherwise.

> > I can't seem to find how to check whether the --force option has
> > used in the pre-lock hooks. Does anybody have any idea about this?
> You should be able to svnlook from within your pre-lock hook to see if
> path is already locked and then send you're email from there.

If the path is already locked does not mean automatically that the lock
will be stolen. I need to know whether the --force option has been used.
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