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From Andreas Mohr <>
Subject Re: which version control supports file locking and who has it locked
Date Wed, 08 Jun 2016 18:29:27 GMT
On Wed, Jun 08, 2016 at 09:42:10AM -0400, Boris Epstein wrote:
>    I believe ClearCase does that.
>    If I may ask, why is it important? I believe CVS, SVN, Git and many others
>    allow to get your edits in via merging mechanisms of various kinds, so I
>    am just curious what the use case scenario would be where locking is
>    absolutely essential.

Binary files, I guess.

Not that you would want to have all too many of these in an SCM, but...
(...if even Red Hat seems to think that it's fashionable to do project
collaboration via binary files... -

Andreas Mohr

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