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Hi,

I'd like to request to add a feature to lock files. I know an old client (BitKinex) supports this feature, and hope WinSCP could add this to make it easier for multiple people using the same space.

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What protocol?
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Do you want WinSCP to automatically lock files while downloading or uploading? Or do you want explicit commands to lock/unlock files?
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OK, let's see if more people ask for this.
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Hi, just wanted to revive the discussion about this feature. Thing is, besides BitKinex there is no other free client I know which supports locking/unlocking files on command. We would like to recommend WinSCP as WebDAV client to all our customers using our Webhosting service, but that's not possible until WinSCP supports this feature. I know that no one else asked for it in the last months, but I'm sure that WinSCP will be recommended by many Webhosters once that feature is included. Thanks!

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Can you describe me a use case for the feature? How do people use this in their workflow?

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Use case is mostly support. When customers create tickets complaining that they can't delete or change files on their WebDAV, that's mostly a file locking issue. In this case, we recommend the customers to use BitKinex to remove the lock on the files, then they can work normally again. Problem is, some WebDAV-Clients like Windows Explorer and so on sometimes lock the files automatically without the chance to let the customer notice that. So we need to have a solution for that problem. BitKinex is much too old now and isn't supported anymore, so there is no other free WebDAV-Client having that feature.
We would like to recommend WinSCP instead as it is actively supported and up to date, also the WebDAV functionality is easy to use.

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OK, thanks for the explanation. We will consider this.
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dansou901 wrote:

We would like to recommend WinSCP as WebDAV client to all our customers using our Webhosting service, but that's not possible until WinSCP supports this feature.

Could you share with us about how many customers are we talking here? :-)

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Also, do you know what WebDAV servers support this?

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Petr wrote:

dansou901 wrote:

We would like to recommend WinSCP as WebDAV client to all our customers using our Webhosting service, but that's not possible until WinSCP supports this feature.

Could you share with us about how many customers are we talking here? :-)
A whole university...

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Also, do you know what WebDAV servers support this?

At least all WebDAV servers running on Apache mod_dav. I'm not sure about other webservers as I don't use them...

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OK. Thanks. I'll contact you once I have anything to test.
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I'm emailing a development version for testing to both of you.

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Hi Prikryl,
Have you tested this functionality? I am also interested in this feature so please let me know if there is any update.
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Ashley Ross wrote:

Have you tested this functionality? I am also interested in this feature so please let me know if there is any update.
I have sent you a development version too.

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hello prykryl,

could you please send me this new not published version? I would like to test webdav locking.
My email address is gyurix@...

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Ashley Ross wrote:

Have you tested this functionality? I am also interested in this feature so please let me know if there is any update.
I have sent you a development version too.

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martin wrote:

I have sent you a development version too.
So nice of you. :)
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gyurix wrote:

could you please send me this new not published version? I would like to test webdav locking.
My email address is gyurix@...
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Thank you very much! :D

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could you please send me this new not published version? I would like to test webdav locking.
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Thank you very much! :D
Any feedback? A log file? Thanks in advance!

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I'm also very interested in this new functionality. hope it comes out soon so we can test it out. :D

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Development version and release schedule for 5.8

Prikryl,

Like others here, I am looking for a good Windows WebDAV client that supports file locking, and it sounds like your upcoming release will provide exactly that. I see in Bug #1315 that locking has been implemented in version 5.8, but the latest official version available for download is still 5.7.5. Do you have an anticipated release date for 5.8? And is it still possible to get the development version mentioned earlier in this thread? My e-mail address is .....

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Re: Development version and release schedule for 5.8

severy wrote:

Like others here, I am looking for a good Windows WebDAV client that supports file locking, and it sounds like your upcoming release will provide exactly that. I see in Bug #1315 that locking has been implemented in version 5.8, but the latest official version available for download is still 5.7.5. Do you have an anticipated release date for 5.8? And is it still possible to get the development version mentioned earlier in this thread? My e-mail address is severy@inroads.us.
Sorry, we do not give any dates. But it will take at least few weeks.
Development version sent.

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