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Re: How can code identify conflicted copies?

How can code identify conflicted copies?

John Thomson
Explorer | Level 3

We are developing an application which will work with Dropbox folders. We would like to hide "conflicted copy" files from most users, moving them to another place where administrators will sort out conflicts.

To do this we need to write code which can scan a folder and find any "conflicted copy" files.

However, the name that Dropbox generates varies with the system language...for example, it might be "Copie en conflit" (French) or "конфликтующая копия" (Russian).

Can someone provide a comprehensive list of strings to search for, or suggest any other way of identifying files that are the result of Dropbox resolving conflicts?

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Здравко
Legendary | Level 20

@John Thomson wrote:
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Can someone provide a comprehensive list of strings to search for, or suggest any other way of identifying files that are the result of Dropbox resolving conflicts?


Hi @John Thomson,

Even somebody give you such actual list, nobody can guarantee for further additions and/or changes! Better try detect looming conflicts, if this applicable for your project, and if there is , just upload to the "another place". Take a look on "mode", "autorename", and "strict_conflict" parameters of 2/files/upload (and similar).

Hope this helps.

Greg-DB
Dropbox Staff

@John Thomson Dropbox doesn't offer an official way to detect conflicted copies like this, or a full list of the translations of "conflicted copy", but I'll pass this along as a feature request. I can't promise if or when that might be implemented though. 

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