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On 09/12/2012 09:23 AM, Enda wrote:
OS: Ubuntu

Calligra does not create a dot file when viewing files, is there an option to turn this off in 

- Enda
Do you want multiple users to be able to edit the file at the same time?
I think this is causing confusion on the list.

Often a program will create a lock file to prevent other users from
modifying a file while someone is editing the file. This is a fairly
common procedure and in some programs can be over ridden.

A "dot" file can also refer to the MSO XP Word template with *.dot

----- Original Message -----
From: Andreas Säger <>
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 8:41 PM
Subject: [libreoffice-users] Re: not create a dot file in same folder as document when opening it 
for viewing
Am 11.09.2012 18:01, Enda Noname wrote:
Can Libreoffice not create a dot file in same folder as document when
opening it for viewing?
Is it really that difficult to tell us exactly about the situation? We 
don't even know the operating system.
Is it really that difficult to copy some documents into a test 
directory, display hidden files and open them read-only?

4 tests on Linux:
1) libreoffice -view blah.odt [no lock file]
2) chmod -w blah.odt
libreoffice blah.odt [no lock file]
3) menu:File>Open... [X] Read Only [no lock file]
4) menu:Save As... [X]Password blah2.odt with a read-only password
close, re-open blah2.odt [creates a lock file]

Jay Lozier

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