• Name

    svn unlock – Unlock working copy paths or URLs.


    svn unlock TARGET…


    Unlock each TARGET. If any TARGET is either locked by another user or no valid lock token exists in the working copy, print a warning and continue unlocking the rest of the TARGETs. Use --force to break a lock belonging to another user or working copy.

    Alternate Names



    Working Copy, Repository

    Accesses Repository



    --targets FILENAME
    --username USER
    --password PASS
    --config-dir DIR


    Unlock two files in your working copy:

    $ svn unlock tree.jpg house.jpg
    'tree.jpg' unlocked.
    'house.jpg' unlocked.

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

    $ svn unlock tree.jpg
    svn: 'tree.jpg' is not locked in this working copy
    $ svn unlock --force tree.jpg
    'tree.jpg' unlocked.

    Unlock a file without a working copy:

    $ svn unlock http://svn.red-bean.com/repos/test/tree.jpg
    'tree.jpg unlocked.

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

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