• Name

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


    svn lock TARGET…


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

    Alternate Names



    Working Copy, Repository

    Accesses Repository



    --targets FILENAME
    --message (-m) TEXT
    --file (-F) FILE
    --encoding ENC
    --username USER
    --password PASS
    --config-dir DIR


    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 'sally in \
         filesystem '/svn/repos/db'
    $ svn lock --force tree.jpg
    'tree.jpg' locked by user 'harry'.

    Lock a file without a working copy:

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

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

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