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From Ræstad Atle Eivind <>
Subject RE: which version control supports file locking and who has it locked
Date Mon, 06 Jun 2016 14:27:27 GMT
> Andreas:
> On Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 3:50 AM, Andreas Stieger <> wrote:
> > or knowing who is actually working on a file.
> Incorrect, this is shown in both TortoiseSVN and svn cli.
> To be more precise, you can know who, in the past, has made changes to files and
> checked those change into the repository.  You cannot know who has made changes
> in their working copy and has not yet checked them back into the repository (they
> may never do so).
> To know who is actually working on a file requires a level of integration that is not
> found in SVN, Git or CVS.  I have a vague recollection of an SCM that did enable
> such information but I'm not remembering which one it is at the moment.
> Doug

The original question was:
> in Tortoise SVN, there is no method of locking a file until it has been changed .
> or knowing who is actually working on a file.
> is this feature available on any other version control , GIT , CVS ?

If you are using the locking feature it is possible to see who is working on the file. See for a description
for TortoiseSVN.

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