Problem saving a file [DROPBOX]

Richard Kimberly Heck rikiheck at
Mon Sep 21 15:06:34 UTC 2020

On 9/21/20 10:35 AM, Jürgen Spitzmüller 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()).

Yes that's probably right.

> Maybe LyX attempts to remove or move that (e.g.,
> Buffer::moveAutosaveFile() is called by Buffer::saveAs()) and Dropbox
> does not appreciate that.

What would happen if a stale autosave file were left?


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