Bug when transferring files between servers and using discon

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larsen
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Bug when transferring files between servers and using discon

Hi,

I transferred a file from one server to the other using two separate windows of WinSCP 3.7.4 (on Win7, SP1, 64-bit) and had the "disconnect when operation finishes" option checked. This worked as expected but then the second/receiving WinSCP instance complained about the transferred file missing from the temp directory. Apparently, WinSCP removes its temp files on shutdown, which is basically a good thing, but here it causes a problem.

As a workaround I cannot use the disconnect feature, though it would be nice if this could be changed if possible.


Lars

PS: Copyright in the about dialog still shows the year 2005.
PPS: The subject field could be bigger for better descriptions

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Re: Bug when transferring files between servers and using discon

larsen wrote:

I transferred a file from one server to the other using two separate windows of WinSCP 3.7.4 (on Win7, SP1, 64-bit) and had the "disconnect when operation finishes" option checked. This worked as expected but then the second/receiving WinSCP instance complained about the transferred file missing from the temp directory. Apparently, WinSCP removes its temp files on shutdown, which is basically a good thing, but here it causes a problem.
Unfortunately there's no way to detect the file is still needed. At least not in general. In WinSCP-WinSCP interaction, the two instances can cooperate to handle this. But that would be a huge change for a small benefit.

Do you know that with newer versions of WinSCP you can transfer between servers within one instance?
https://winscp.net/eng/docs/task_move_duplicate#duplicate

PS: Copyright in the about dialog still shows the year 2005.
Well, 3.7.4 was released in February 2005, that's why:
https://winscp.net/eng/docs/history_old#3.7.4
Where did you find it? :)

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Re: Bug when transferring files between servers and using discon

martin wrote:

Unfortunately there's no way to detect the file is still needed.
Ok, I already thought that this would be hard to implement and I agree that this isnt reasonable.

martin wrote:

Well, 3.7.4 was released in February 2005, that's why:
https://winscp.net/eng/docs/history_old#3.7.4
Where did you find it? :)

Whoooops...
I recently installed Win 7 and thought that I had a somewhat recent version of WinSCP in my local archive. Apparently I was wrong :mrgreen:
In the current version the copyright is indeed 2013 :D

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