Checking out files

When you check out a file, Surround SCM copies a read-write version of the file to the working directory. This allows you to edit the file and make changes to it.

1. Select the files or repository and choose Activities > Check Out.

The Check Out Files dialog box opens.

2. Enter any Comments, such as the reason for checking out the file.

3. Select Exclusive check out to prevent other users from checking out the files or repository. This option is only available if multiple check outs are allowed.

4. Select Recursive to check out all files from the selected repository and all subrepositories.

5. Expand and select any additional check out options.

6. Click OK.

The files are checked out.