Re: Sharing Gnumeric Files on a network


This is because of differences between MS windows and UNIX in how they
treat files. MS windows 'locks' a file when one program is using it to
prevent any other program from accessing the file. UNIX programs work
with a copy of the file which they then replace after use. This is what
Mr. Welinder meant by 'locking' in case his answer seemed obscure. 

Sorry but I don't know how you can resolve the issue.

good luck,

On Tue, 2005-05-10 at 15:21 -0400, Mason Sanders wrote:
I am using Fedora Core 2 with version 1.2.8 of Gnumeric.  I have many
files in both Gnumeric and ms excel formats on a samba share on a
network server that are modified throughout the day.  Is there some
way that I can set up open office so that if one user has a particular
file open and then someone else tries to open it, it will come up with
a warning and only allow them to open it read only?  MS Office will do
this with no configuration, but I donĀ“t know if it is a feature of the
OS or the Office suite?  Should I be looking to Samba or NFS to
provide this functionality?

Thanks in advance for any insight,

Mason Sanders 
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