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[opensuse] Dropbox lock-files
When I open a libreoffice document from on our LAN, a lockfile is produced which prevents anyone opening a second writable copy. It works fine, with Libre and Microsoft office lockfiles being mutually respected. If however, I open a document from my Dropbox folder, the lockfile which is produced is not transferred to the cloud.

I am unable to get beyond sales staff at Dropbox who point me to 3rd party solutions (none is available for Linux), workarounds, or tell me that file locking may be implemented in the future.

What is different about a lockfile that distinguishes it from all the other files which Dropbox sync? (Others have mentioned that they are hidden or/[and therefore] may not be transferable to cloud file systems. Hidden text files synchronise OK though, and we have ext4, nfs, samba and ntfs working together fine here.)

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