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asked 2016-06-14 16:08:59 +0100

dkwalton gravatar image

updated 2016-06-18 02:22:21 +0100

The answer at lacks specific details. It states --

To disable file locking, edit the soffice script and change the line "export SAL_ENABLE_FILE_LOCKING" to "# export SAL_ENABLE_FILE_LOCKING"

Relative to Libre Office 5.1.3 installed under Windows XP Pro, 7 Ultimate, 8.1 Pro, and 10 Pro -- What is the name of the soffice script file where this parameter is changed and where is it located?

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Have you a problem with file locking using LibO on a Windows system? As the answer stated, the SOFFICE script file is typically located on a Windows system at C:\Program files (x86)\LibreOffice 4.x\program. You should use your standard text editor to look at if if you need to. I use notepad on my Linux Mint system if I need to look at the file.

petermau gravatar imagepetermau ( 2016-06-14 18:14:13 +0100 )edit

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answered 2016-06-18 03:42:38 +0100

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updated 2016-06-18 03:46:18 +0100

You must still be having problems since the post is moved up.

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On the left is my file manager and the actual name of the file you want is soffice in the location already mentioned - C:\Program files (x86)\LibreOffice 5.1\program. Open that file with any text editor - again such as notepad. I opened the file twice to show a before and after. The line you are looking for is about 25 lines down. Change:

export SAL_ENABLE_FILE_LOCKING to # export SAL_ENABLE_FILE_LOCKING and save the file. That's it. The # comments out the line so it is ineffective.

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how about on a mac? my version of the soffice file is in mach-o, and I'm not sure how to find the right line let alone comment it out

smulloy gravatar imagesmulloy ( 2016-11-01 02:12:54 +0100 )edit
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