File Locking under Windows - a solution ?

Michael Pickard mpickard at
Wed Sep 6 08:38:45 GMT 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: milutin at [mailto:milutin at]
> Sent: 06 September 2006 05:03
> To: Michael Pickard
> Cc: rsync at
> Subject: RE: File Locking under Windows - a solution ?
> Try to access the lock file using "Windows shadow copy"
> More info on this URL:
> _by_rsync 
> Regards,
> Milutin Voinivich

Thanks Milutin,
Your link seems to link through to : a single post from the rsync
user list.
As I understand it (via as I have no prior
knowledge of the tool), WSC is a backup tool used by Windows Server 2003
- I cannot readily see how that will be of use in my situation. Could
you clarify ?
Note: I am not having difficulty *reading* locked files, but *writing*
locked files.

Thanks again,
Michael Pickard
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