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Re: [Subclipse-users] Re: WebDAV and Microsoft Office Applications

From: Denny Valliant <valliant_at_unm.edu>
Date: 2006-03-03 10:50:36 CET

Sounds like the pre-commit hook is your "best" bet. If you can control
the client then adding them to an "ignore list" is also an option, but
it sounds like you are handling the stuff on the server vs. using svn
clients? If it's not automatic, you could have your pre-commit script
delete them first too...

Johnathan Gifford wrote:

> If you can find the Web Folder through the open file dialog, that will
> work (and I know works, because Ive done that). However, my goal is
> to keep users from having to change their Office application settings.
> Id like to nip it at the repository level.
> Does anyone know why Office apps have difficulty cleaning up their
> temp files off of the repository when that app closes? Is it that the
> Office app loses perspective in regards to the user account privileges
> accessing the directory?
> Johnathan
> On 3/2/06 12:36 PM, "brinkleybw@bigfoot.com" <brinkleybw@gmail.com> wrote:
> I just looked at Word's options to see if the File Location
> setting for temp files could be changed (btw, doesn't look like
> it), when I noticed a checkbox on the "Save " tab of the Options
> dialog labelled "Make local copy of file stored on network or
> removable drives". I've not tested this, but it may be worth a
> shot. I don't know if "Web Folder" qualifies as a "network drive"
> in this situation, but if so, then it is possible that the temp
> file is stored with the local copy, not on the WebDAV. If this
> only applies to drives mapped to drive letters, then there is a
> relatively inexpensive program out there called WebDrive (I think
> it used to be NetDrive) that will do the mapping for you.
> I'd be interested in knowing the outcome.
> -B
> On 3/1/06, *Johnathan Gifford* <jgifford@wernervas.com> wrote:
> Okay, I know this has been pondered before. But the last
> information I can
> find about it on this list was about a year ago. I'm curious
> if anyone has
> had any luck with this issue.
> When Microsoft Office applications run, they create temp
> files. Is there a
> way on the repository to keep these temp files from being
> created. It is
> kicking my WebDAV repository users in the butt every time they
> try to edit a
> Microsoft Office document by setting the document to
> 'Read-Only'. It's not
> so bad with Windows users, because they can delete the temp
> file. However,
> for the Mac OS X users it is not so easy.
> There was talk at one time about a pre-commit hook script that
> denied them.
> I've tried that, but it doesn't seem work (Than again I may
> have scripted it
> wrong as well.)
> Are there any other options? Anything else to try?
> Johnathan Gifford
> Subversion 1.3.0 with Apache 2.2 on Mac OS X Server ( 10.4)
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