4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 23, 2007 12:41 PM by John-liai

    Dreamweaver File Creation Issues on OSX

    John-liai
      OSX 10.4.10 on a Mac Pro w/ 4GB of Ram
      Dreamweaver CS3 9.0
      Web Server Apache 2.x on Windows 2K3 SP2 w/ Coldfusion 8

      So, I have Dreamweaver setup to connect to a local share on the web server and editing files on it directly. I create a folder, we'll say FOLDER1, then inside it create two more folders, IMAGES and INCLUDES. The second folder is created by duplicating the IMAGES folder by selecting it and hitting appl-c, appl-v. I create two files in the FOLDER1 root, index.cfm and setup.cfm, as well as creating a file in the INCLUDES folder, functions.cfm.

      So far so good... but this is when the fun starts.

      When the file list refreshes, the functions.cfm file is shown to be located in both the IMAGES and INCLUDES folders. Browsing with OSX to the Windows Share, it shows two IMAGES folders, both with functions.cfm files that are the same, and no INCLUDES folder. Browsing with the command line, it should both the IMAGES and INCLUDES folder, but the functions.cfm file is only in the IMAGES folder. Deleting the hidden ._ files that OSX creates does not fix the problem.

      I suspect this is some bug in the duplicate file command, but you can quickly lose work, and I have, due to this bug. I have cloaking enabled, but not caching. I do not use cloaking.

      Thoughts? Is this a known bug?
        • 1. Re: Dreamweaver File Creation Issues on OSX
          Level 7
          > So, I have Dreamweaver setup to connect to a local share on the web server
          > and
          > editing files on it directly.

          This is a bad start in my opinion. Are you doing this because it appealed
          to you, or is there some other constraint at work?

          Would working with truly local files be a hardship in your environment? It
          will avoid all of the issues you are mentioning.

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          "John-liai" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          > OSX 10.4.10 on a Mac Pro w/ 4GB of Ram
          > Dreamweaver CS3 9.0
          > Web Server Apache 2.x on Windows 2K3 SP2 w/ Coldfusion 8
          >
          > So, I have Dreamweaver setup to connect to a local share on the web server
          > and
          > editing files on it directly. I create a folder, we'll say FOLDER1, then
          > inside
          > it create two more folders, IMAGES and INCLUDES. The second folder is
          > created
          > by duplicating the IMAGES folder by selecting it and hitting appl-c,
          > appl-v. I
          > create two files in the FOLDER1 root, index.cfm and setup.cfm, as well as
          > creating a file in the INCLUDES folder, functions.cfm.
          >
          > So far so good... but this is when the fun starts.
          >
          > When the file list refreshes, the functions.cfm file is shown to be
          > located in
          > both the IMAGES and INCLUDES folders. Browsing with OSX to the Windows
          > Share,
          > it shows two IMAGES folders, both with functions.cfm files that are the
          > same,
          > and no INCLUDES folder. Browsing with the command line, it should both the
          > IMAGES and INCLUDES folder, but the functions.cfm file is only in the
          > IMAGES
          > folder. Deleting the hidden ._ files that OSX creates does not fix the
          > problem.
          >
          > I suspect this is some bug in the duplicate file command, but you can
          > quickly
          > lose work, and I have, due to this bug. I have cloaking enabled, but not
          > caching. I do not use cloaking.
          >
          > Thoughts? Is this a known bug?
          >


          • 2. Re: Dreamweaver File Creation Issues on OSX
            John-liai Level 1
            Truly local files are not an option for me.

            Though, more to the point, I think it's an unreasonable fix. The solution to "Dreamweaver creates corrupt file systems when doing simple file operations over SMB shares" should not be "Don't create files/folders over shares." Especially since versions 8 down to 4 don't exhibit this issue.
            • 3. Re: Dreamweaver File Creation Issues on OSX
              Level 7
              Yes, I agree with you. Since I don't normally use shares the way you are,
              though, I am not able to help you directly. I was probing to see if we
              could solve one problem by fixing another one.

              Sorry - I can't really help you in your current configuration.

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              "John-liai" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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              > Truly local files are not an option for me.
              >
              > Though, more to the point, I think it's an unreasonable fix. The solution
              > to
              > "Dreamweaver creates corrupt file systems when doing simple file
              > operations
              > over SMB shares" should not be "Don't create files/folders over shares."
              > Especially since versions 8 down to 4 don't exhibit this issue.
              >


              • 4. Re: Dreamweaver File Creation Issues on OSX
                John-liai Level 1
                It's not a deal breaker... but it is a pretty serious bug as you can get files overwritten and/or lost. But, if you're paying attention, you can spot it and deal with it.