Prevent overwriting in Drop Box?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by devburke, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. devburke Guest

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    Hey, so if file sharing is enabled, then anyone can drop files into a user's "Drop Box" with write-only permissions. Is there any way to prevent overwriting here? Like if two users dropped different files with the same name, how do you keep both of them?
     
  2. uaecasher macrumors 65816

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    I don't think it's possible what it will do that it will ask you to stop or overwrite.

    In firefox or safari it would add increment number i.e 1,2,3
     
  3. devburke thread starter Guest

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    In my tests, it didn't ask, it just overwrote. According to http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1549

    What if I don't want a user to be able to overwrite at all? Even if it did work your way, what if I didn't want it to be possible?

    Also, now that I think about it, it'd be nice if there was some way to identify what connected user dropped the file in, (or "Guest" if they were just connected as a guest)
     

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