Sharing Gnumeric files on a network

Hi, I'm using version 1.9.10 (on win). I intend to use it on a
network, where more than one person could access same files at the
same time. How to avoid editing the same file in parallel?

See the example from Vim (the most powerful editor :-), which creates
a kind of "locking" file (.swp), indicating it is already being
edited, while the lock exists.

See a discussion about the same feature request above, from other guy.

Kind regards,

Felipe Castro.

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.


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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