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From Ryan Schmidt <>
Subject Re: can not delete folder because lock
Date Mon, 18 Oct 2010 14:29:23 GMT

On Oct 18, 2010, at 09:14, wrote:

>     I use Subversion 1.6.13 recently, we want to delete a folder but fail.The 
> error message said there is a file name xxxx is locked by someone. try to 
> release lock or steal lock.
> But the file already didn't exist. So we can not lock it. what happened to us?
> How could we do? thanks.~

Yes, there is a bug or unexpected feature that Subversion allows locked files to be deleted
but does not remove the locks.

This was discussed once before, here:

The above thread references a contributed script you can use to clean up these forgotten locks.

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