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Upload changed files automatically, no prompt

Posted: 2011-05-13 21:44
by asmodeus
I'm trying to switch to Filezilla from FireFTP as a my FTP client. I use FTP primarily to connect to my servers and edit files there. FireFTP allows instant upload of changed files, so as soon as I save changes in my text editor - file's uploaded to the server and I can test it. I see that FileZilla is capable of watching files, but it does three things that make it hard to work with it:

1) it takes 8 seconds to recognize that file has changed,
2) asks to upload the file - I need this to be automatic,
and
3) asks to overwrite a temporary file when opening same file from the server for editing.

How can I bypass these two prompts and make it upload instantly?

Re: Upload changed files automatically, no prompt

Posted: 2011-05-13 21:48
by boco
You cannot bypass these prompts.

Re: Upload changed files automatically, no prompt

Posted: 2011-05-13 21:53
by asmodeus
I see. Good thing there's at least FireFTP, then!

Re: Upload changed files automatically, no prompt

Posted: 2019-03-11 04:15
by abdul
Now, I am using winscp application instead of filezilla, just because it does not ask for prompt. Getting prompt to see the changes is very annoying, to see the changes you have to switch 3 times(the editor, then filezilla and then browser) . If filezilla support instant automatic uploading I would gladly switch to it. This is the only reason I registered to its forum.

Re: Upload changed files automatically, no prompt

Posted: 2019-03-11 09:51
by boco
The prompts are here to stay. That has been said numerous times. Impossible to detect when an external editor has really finished saving. Other programs guesstimate and thus will be prone to data corruption, eventually.

We know this creates inconvenience, but isn't the health of your data more important?