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LibreOffice lock files and Dropbox [closed]

asked 2013-03-08 18:52:24 +0200

elvinz gravatar image

I use Dropbox for collaborative work between Windows workstations. One of the use is to share LibreOffice documents. Concurrent editings are normally forbidden by LibreOffice by creating a lock file like : ".~lock.notes code.odt#" for the file "notes code.odt". However, when I edit a file, I see this lock file locally, but not in the Dropbox web interface, and my coworkers do not see them in their own Dropbox.

I know this might be more dropbox than libreoffice related, but I would have like the feedback on libreoffice users on this issue, and if a solution exists.

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Alex Kemp
close date 2015-10-26 15:12:36.342660


A good point, I want some kind of file locking or indication also. I would propose to automatically create a copy upon opening a file with an extension "original". But it's perhaps to far fetched?

Joachim gravatar imageJoachim ( 2015-01-13 16:47:17 +0200 )edit

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answered 2013-03-08 19:28:03 +0200

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Looks like it's a known issue:

Kludgy workaround:

Sounds like something that Dropbox needs to address, but haven't bothered to fix yet.

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