svn lock — Lock working copy paths or URLs in the repository, so that no other user can commit changes to them.
TARGET. If any
TARGET is already locked by
another user, print a warning and continue locking the
rest of the
--force to steal a lock from another user
or working copy.
--targets FILENAME --message (-m) TEXT --file (-F) FILE --force-log --encoding ENC --username USER --password PASS --no-auth-cache --non-interactive --config-dir DIR --force
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 http://svn.red-bean.com/repos/test/tree.jpg 'tree.jpg' locked by user 'sally'.
For further details, see the section called “Locking”.