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Subversion locking at workspace or repository?

Posted on 2013-06-25
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Anyone know what is the difference in locking a file in a workspace or directly at the repository level?

Ex. At the workspace

     svn lock /home/user/workspace/trunk/somefile.txt


Ex. At the repository
 
     svn lock http://svn_server/svn_repository/trunk/somefile.txt

Is there a difference?  Just want to keep others from overwriting the file until I am finished editing and committing.

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the difference is that locking on the repository level will override any later locking that You'd try to execute so the the advised action is to lock on the file level in the workspace or just use check out command to temporarily lock for your editing and check in to save new version.
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i;d also advise using gui tools such as  tortoise svn as they will allow You to see all the available commands in the file/folder context rather than guess what syntax to use in command line
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