keepuptodate: cannot remove folder

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keepuptodate: cannot remove folder

Hi,

Using keepuptodate from commandline, I can't remove a folder which contains a subfolder. I execute the next command:

WinSCP.exe /console /command "option batch continue" "open test" "keepuptodate -delete"

In the local folder I have the next directory structure:

--- test
......|--- 1.txt
......|--- 2
...........|----2.txt

When I delete the local "test" folder, I get the next Windows error: "Cannor delete folder test: the directory is not empty". And at the remote side my ftp filezilla server only deletes 1.txt file. Why? Am I doing something wrong?

Can you reproduce it?

Any other operation works fine and is replied properly to the remote side.

I'm using WinSCP 4.1.8.

Thanks in advance,
Javier

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Re: keepuptodate: cannot remove folder

You cannot delete directory structures, because WinSCP watches all subdirectories for changes. This keeps them locked.
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Re: keepuptodate: cannot remove folder

Ok, I didn't expect that behaviour when I read about keepuptodate in the documentation.

What alternative do you suggest me to synchronize (asynchronously like keepuptodate) directory structures deletion or renaming? Is there any way to do it with WinSCP?

Thanks for your support,
Javier

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Re: keepuptodate: cannot remove folder

Well I do not know how ofter you need to delete directory structures. You can definitelly delete directories one by one.
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Re: keepuptodate: cannot remove folder

Ok, thanks anyway. Finally, I will use a synchronous alternative using synchronize command to keep up to date the directories structures at least each hour (nowadays, I don't need high avalability for those directories)

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