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RE: Re: MERGE request failed ...

From: Eric Thomas <eric_at_psteering.com>
Date: 2005-07-08 22:44:25 CEST

> First, I am using Windows 2000 not Windows XP -- do both have
> the same problem?

Yes, usually - Windows file locking problems, especially locking on read, go way back in Windows history.

> Second, I am not using any virus scanning software! The only
> viruses they are able to catch is the dead ones...

Note that Google Desktop Search can cause the same behavior.

> Let's presume that there is something which is "holding a
> file open for too long" -- how can I detect it?

If you have Cygwin installed, the lsof command will do it for you ("list open files"). (lsof isn't part of the default install, however.)

Eric Thomas
Release Manager
PowerSteering Software, Inc.

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