Problem saving a file [DROPBOX]

jcredberry at jcredberry at
Mon Sep 21 15:01:42 UTC 2020

Thanks, Jurgen. I will try to check if this is possible. Nevertheless, this
is the first time it happens to me and I mostly work with Lyx.

Julio Rojas
jcredberry at

On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 11:35 AM Jürgen Spitzmüller <spitz at> wrote:

> Am Sonntag, den 20.09.2020, 12:27 -0400 schrieb Richard Kimberly Heck:
> > The file #DCHT_2020_v5.lyx# looks like some kind of lockfile or
> > tracking file that Dropbox writes (maybe hidden), though that's only
> > a guess.
> Hm, to me, this rather looks like a LyX autosave file (as generated
> by Buffer::getAutosaveFileName()).
> Maybe LyX attempts to remove or move that (e.g.,
> Buffer::moveAutosaveFile() is called by Buffer::saveAs()) and Dropbox
> does not appreciate that.
> I don't know if you can specify file patterns to ignore from Dropbox
> syncing (as you can with nextcloud), but if so, the easisest solution
> would probably be to exclude *.lyx# files from syncing.
> Jürgen
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