Topic "File overwrite, synchronisation."

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ext7a
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I only found this software a few days ago. Overall I am pleased with interface - just a few niggles with file overwriting.
Using v5.5.4 build 4433/32bit XP.

Questions:-
1) How do I stop it trying to transfer a file is it always exists on the remote?
It just currently copies it to filename.partfile then renames.

2) What do I need to look out for in log file to debug file overwrite problem above?

3) How do I tell it to ignore sub-folders when synchronising? Sometimes you see a ignore folder option in various utils. The synchronising (copy only) looks interesting - would be nice if sub-folders didn't appear in preview dialog/synced.

4) Would there be someway to have winscp load (display in column) a pre-calculated MD5 from server then locally calculate MD5 after transfer.
Previously I used some hashfiles util to get MD5 then compare.
4a) I had data corruption in the past during general FTP app - so wondered if this was necessary with "SCP" copying.

5) No real concern about these but error message said report them.
Out of memory - happened during file transfer logging on.
No control '' error - happened after closing/moving log window during file transfer
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martin
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ext7a wrote:
1) How do I stop it trying to transfer a file is it always exists on the remote?
It just currently copies it to filename.partfile then renames.

You are probably looking for transfer setting New and updated file only:
https://winscp.net/eng/docs/ui_transfer_custom
There also predefined transfer setting preset with the same name.
https://winscp.net/eng/docs/transfer_settings
You can also select Newer Only on Overwrite confirmation dialog:
https://winscp.net/eng/docs/ui_overwrite

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2) What do I need to look out for in log file to debug file overwrite problem above?

It's not a problem, it's by design. Regular file transfer (as opposite to synchronization) transfer any file you select, unless you explicitly opt no to, as described above.

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3) How do I tell it to ignore sub-folders when synchronising? Sometimes you see a ignore folder option in various utils. The synchronising (copy only) looks interesting - would be nice if sub-folders didn't appear in preview dialog/synced.

See https://winscp.net/eng/docs/faq_script_non_recursive

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4) Would there be someway to have winscp load (display in column) a pre-calculated MD5 from server then locally calculate MD5 after transfer.
Previously I used some hashfiles util to get MD5 then compare.

WinSCP does not support that.
Some related requests:
https://winscp.net/tracker/show_bug.cgi?id=374
https://winscp.net/tracker/show_bug.cgi?id=52

To show checksum of a remote file see Properties dialog:
https://winscp.net/eng/docs/ui_properties

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5) No real concern about these but error message said report them.
Out of memory - happened during file transfer logging on.
No control '' error - happened after closing/moving log window during file transfer

Thanks for reporting this. I'm aware of the problem.
ext7a
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Thanks for info in previous reply.

Here is some more feedback.

6) Allow 'always on top' - maybe 3 options a) Off, b) Always c) Only when transferring files. However "Always on Top" in system menu would be sufficient.

7) Show elapsed time in queue column. A file got corrupted during transfer and I wanted to know how much in queue would need re-transferring. I ran a program that hooks ethernet and it always causes a glitch.

Cool Maybe add checkbox in right click popup to make speed limit persistent for this session.
I have to limit speed to 2048 otherwise CPU gets too hot.. and it resets to unlimited when moving onto next item in queue.

9) Show disk space free in status bar. Maybe when no file selected?

10) Option to disable Win7 style navigation style bar for remote/local above file list - don't like that. Don't have that in XP.

11) In sync preview.. maybe allow check mark per usable extensions.. .rar, .zip, .txt etc

12) Add Extra1, Extra2, Extra3 columns in remote and allow linkage to custom command results to be displayed there. Then I could get it to display pre-cached MD5 in column, or maybe biggest filename inside rar etc.

14) Make remote filter text persistent. Setting lost after restart. I've set foldername/ so I can sync root + 1 folder easily.
martin
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Thanks for your suggestions, will consider these.

Some comments:
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Cool Maybe add checkbox in right click popup to make speed limit persistent for this session.
I have to limit speed to 2048 otherwise CPU gets too hot.. and it resets to unlimited when moving onto next item in queue.

You can create a transfer settings preset for the speed and select it on the toolbar when needed.
https://winscp.net/eng/docs/transfer_settings

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10) Option to disable Win7 style navigation style bar for remote/local above file list - don't like that. Don't have that in XP.

Not sure that you mean.
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ext7a
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re: 10) Option to disable Win7 style navigation style bar for remote/local above file list - don't like that. Don't have that in XP.

Not sure that you mean.


The bar above file tree / list in remote and local - you can click on part of folder name to change folder. Would be nice if that could be disabled or just be replaced with unclickable text.

15) Noticed file datetime was 1hr ahead in remote changed column. If I use shell ls -l time displayed is different to that in WinSCP. Filezilla shows correct time in remote changed column. Server does not use CET time. Not sure how I can debug.
16) Noticed quotes in remote filename after transfer were changed to urlencodings in local. It shows correct filename in queue window - but output file is wrong.
17) Would like queue window to show last activity at top of list not bottom
1Cool add owner draw percent bars inside queue columns.. will show progress clearer.
19) (re: put recycle bin icon in dialog) Comment already in other thread.

Sound effects and filter saving would probably be most useful for everyday use.
martin
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ext7a wrote:
The bar above file tree / list in remote and local - you can click on part of folder name to change folder. Would be nice if that could be disabled or just be replaced with unclickable text.

While I understand you may not want to use it, I do not see why does it bug you?

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15) Noticed file datetime was 1hr ahead in remote changed column. If I use shell ls -l time displayed is different to that in WinSCP. Filezilla shows correct time in remote changed column. Server does not use CET time. Not sure how I can debug.

See https://winscp.net/eng/docs/timestamp#windows

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16) Noticed quotes in remote filename after transfer were changed to urlencodings in local. It shows correct filename in queue window - but output file is wrong.

Because you cannot have double-quote in file name on Windows.
See also https://winscp.net/eng/docs/ui_transfer_custom#filename_modification

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17) Would like queue window to show last activity at top of list not bottom

OK.

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1Cool add owner draw percent bars inside queue columns.. will show progress clearer.

Would like that too Smile
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