The file-server runs on Debian. My network admin tried explaining
file-permissions but it went right over my head. It's nice to have the
link so i can try re-reading it until i understand it.
I do see hidden files but no ~lock file.
So, i think you are onto something with the permissions even though
other programs don't seem to have the same problem. Although if Word
or other MSO stuff does i wouldn't have noticed of course. I might
test that later.
*From:* Steve Edmonds <email@example.com>
*Sent:* Thursday, 8 November 2012, 22:20
*Subject:* Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: locked in other OS
Is it a windows file server or a linux file server.
Lock files are hidden, you need to turn on show hidden files to
On 2012-11-09 10:30, Tom Davies wrote:
> Hi :)
> Ahh, thanks. I'm not sure why it doesn't happen with other
programs but i think you are onto the answer there. I'll read
your link later.
> Thanks and regards from
> Tom :)
>> From: Luuk <firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>>
>> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Sent: Thursday, 8 November 2012, 20:13
>> Subject: [libreoffice-users] Re: locked in other OS
>> On 07-11-2012 12:57, Tom Davies wrote:
>>> Hi :)
>>> When i save a file onto my company's network and then reopen
it (still in Ubuntu) it all works fine. When my boss opens the
file in Windows an error-message pops-up saying that he can only
open a copy or in Read-Only mode. It's closed on my machine but
his one claims it's still open. Then my boss changes the name,
edits the document, saves and closes. Then when i open the new
version of the document it tells me i can only open in Read Only
(or a copy)!
>>> It does have a slight advantage in that it forces my boss to
effectively make backups and i am gradually encouraging a standard
versioning system other than
>>> in roughly random order and sometimes without the filename
part so folders end up full of documents that could be about
anything. Draft does not always come first and may even be the
final and revised might be a revised draft or just be a draft.
Hence frequent shouts of "so which one am i supposed to open?".
It's slow going but at least we seem to make occasional steps
>>> So, i am not sure i really want to fix the problem but it's
one of the excuses some of my colleagues use to revert to inferior
products instead of going with LO.
>>> Regards from
>>> Tom :)
>> Make sure permissions are set correctly.....
>> If i create a document on my shared drive (a linux system) from my
>> Windows computer, its created like this:
>> (from the command-prompt on linux:)
>> luuk@opensuse:~/tmp> ls -l test.odt
>> -rwxr--r-- 1 luuk users 8949 Nov 8 20:53 test.odt
>> You, of course, notice the '-rwxr--r--' ath the start?
>> The first 'rws' means the owner ('luuk') can read and write
>> The second 'r--' means the group ('users') can read
>> The third 'r--' meand the world can read
>> If your boss opens, and saves under a different name, the owner
>> new file will be your boss.... ;)
>> Learn about unix rights, and your problems will solve itself.....
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