[Samba] HELP! Content of file on NT server does not change

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Fri Feb 27 06:26:27 GMT 2004

On Thu, 2004-02-26 at 22:49, Speedo Goo wrote:
> hi all,
> i am using linux to "mount -smbfs" a Windows NT share to read a file 
> there. a win32 app (not written by me) on the NT server opens the file 
> for read-write *once* and then *continually* changes the content. i can 
> view the file content changing from another Windows box on the LAN, but, 
> on my linux machine, every time i cat the file, it's still the old 
> content when i mount it. Are there any cache problems here? or, Do i 
> need to put some extra arguments for mount? or ...
obviously - one can only speculate. It would seem to me that the file is
still open for writing - thus, all you will ever get is the state of the
file when it was first opened for writing and it won't change until the
file is closed (and subsequently re-opened I guess). Does Windows
machine mounting this share and opening this file handle this


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