prevent simultaneous copies?
robert.bagwill at nist.gov
Sat Sep 6 06:45:00 EST 2003
Would it be worthwhile to have an option to check for the presence of the
temporary dot file in the target directory and to warn the user that the
file is already being transfered? Something like: --skip-in-progress-files ?
We usually transfer files via a cron job, but sometimes impatient people
try to push stuff out, not knowing the file is already being copied, and
disk space and bandwidth is temporarily wasted. If they are copying big
files to a small filesystem, there's a danger that the two big temp files
may fill up the filesystem, preventing either from completing.
Bob Bagwill <mailto:bagwill at nist.gov>
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