Re: Antwort: Re: Antwort: Re: mcedit and file locking

On Mon, 25 Sep 2006, karl kappel segmueller de wrote:

Where is the dead symlink located?

In the same directory as the file being edited.

If one user opens a file with mcedit for editing and another user
does the same with mcedit should he get a message about this fact?


The mc version is 4.5.51 wiht RedHat 7.2

That version doesn't support locking. Locking support was
added starting with MC 4.6.0.

I've updated MC to 4.6.0 on the RedHat 7.2 system, but there is still no
dead symlink and
no message editing a file already opened by somebody else.
I've tried the same with MC 4.6.1 on a gentoo system, but also no symlink
and no message.

Is there a special option to activate locking support, or is there
something else to do?

Well, maybe you are experiencing the problem described here:

If this is the case you have to download the patch and apply it
to your local source and rebuild. Or you can get the latest snapshot
of MC and build it:

The link name looks like this ".#filename", so if you have turned off the
listing of hidden you may not see it as well.

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