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Version Control with Subversion
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Version Control with Subversion - svn lock

Name

svn lock — Lock working copy paths or URLs in the repository, so that no other user can commit changes to them.

Synopsis

svn lock TARGET...

Description

Lock each TARGET . If any TARGET is already locked by another user, print a warning and continue locking the rest of the TARGET s. Use --force to steal a lock from another user or working copy.

Alternate Names

None

Changes

Working Copy, Repository

Accesses Repository

Yes

Switches

--targets ARG
--message (-m) ARG
--file (-F) ARG
--force-log
--encoding ARG
--username ARG
--password ARG
--no-auth-cache
--non-interactive
--config-dir ARG
--force

Examples

Lock two files in your working copy:

$ svn lock tree.jpg house.jpg
'tree.jpg' locked by user 'harry'.
'house.jpg' locked by user 'harry'.

Lock a file in your working copy that is currently locked by another user:

$ svn lock tree.jpg
svn: warning: Path '/tree.jpg is already locked by user 'harry in \
     filesystem '/svn/repos/db'

$ svn lock --force foo
'tree.jpg' locked by user 'sally'.

Lock a file without a working copy:

$ svn lock https://svn.red-bean.com/repos/test/tree.jpg
'tree.jpg' locked by user 'sally'.

For further details, see the section called “Locking”.


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