Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#2992 closed Feature request

automatically upload file after edit

Reported by: terasek Owned by: Tim Kosse
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: automatic-upload-on-external-edit Cc: terasek, Tim Kosse
Component version: Operating system type:
Operating system version:

Description (last modified by Alexander Schuch)

Very often I edit a file via "edit file" in filezilla.
When I test something (maybe php script) I have to enter the filezilla window to confirm "upload the file" every time I would like to test the script / after I saved it locally.

it is not comfortable because it costs a lot of time.

please add a function/option called "automatically upload files when edited/saved locally" or something like that to make working with filezilla easier.

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by Tim Kosse

Technically not possible. Since there is no reliable way to detect when a program has finished writing, automatic upload could lead to data corruption. Thus it is the user's responsibility to confirm the transfer.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by terasek

Hi !
Thanks for answer.
Other FTP progs like SmartFTP can do this, so I thought there would be a possibility for Filezilla also.

I have knowledge in Delphi and I think:
I can see that I file has been changed (new file date/time)
if -> I can test if my program (Filezilla) can read the file (if not, the file is being written by another prog)
if -> If my program can read the file, I can upload it

possible way ?

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by Tim Kosse

Other client play Russian roulette with your data.

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by terasek

Hi !
Thanks for answer.
Other FTP progs like SmartFTP can do this, so I thought there would be a possibility for Filezilla also.

I have knowledge in Delphi and I think:
I can see that I file has been changed (new file date/time)
if -> I can test if my program (Filezilla) can read the file (if not, the file is being written by another prog)
if -> If my program can read the file, I can upload it

possible way ?

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by Tim Kosse

Won't work on other systems, no mandatory file locking.

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by Alexander Schuch

Keywords: automatic upload external edit added

This is a duplicate of #2914.

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by Alexander Schuch

Description: modified (diff)
Keywords: automatic-upload-on-external-edit added; automatic upload external edit removed
Note: See TracTickets for help on using tickets.