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On 09/15/2012 02:28 AM, Jean-Francois Nifenecker wrote:
Le 13/09/2012 16:39, Jay Lozier a écrit :

Why do you want to stop the creation of lock files?

As I understand Enda's request, the problem lies in the following

1. she opens an ODF file using LibO.
2. LibO automatically creates the .~lock flag thingy.
3. she closes the ODF file without any edition, hence the ODF file
contents is not changed [1]
4. the .~lock flag file is deleted

But now, the directory is flagged as having changed because of the
.~lock file creation/deletion. Then her backup tool stalls on this
directory that should in fact be ignored.

IMO, this is a problem with the backup tool, not LibO. But Enda didn't
give many details about that part of the process.

[1] important note: at this point, the operating system records the
last access time, which could also lead your backup system to process
that file. There could be some option in the tool that might disable
that functionnality.


Following up on your comment I did the following:

1. Opened an ODF file in LO
2. Verified the creation of the lock
3. Made changes to file
4. Undid all changes
5.Closed file, which deleted the lock file

I noticed when closing the file I was asked to save or discard the
changes. I choose discard and the file time stamp was unchanged.

I repeated the above and Saved the changes and the time stamp changed.

The creation of the lock file has no affect on the ODF file time stamp.
Checking the properties of ODF files shows both last changed and last
accessed. I would think if the last changed date was later than the last
time a backup was run the file is backed otherwise the file is not
backed up. The last accessed date does not always match the last changed

Jay Lozier

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