Determining when a file has finished copying

Cameron Simpson cs at
Thu Jul 10 03:44:12 CEST 2008

On 09Jul2008 15:54, Ethan Furman <ethan at> wrote:
> The solution my team has used is to monitor the file size.  If the file  
> has stopped growing for x amount of time (we use 45 seconds) the file is  
> done copying.  Not elegant, but it works.

If you know that files appear in sequence (a single serial upload
process, not multiple uploaders) you can augument this with a check
that an additional file has started to upload, ergo the current file
has finished. Of course, only you can decide if this might be relied upon.

Cameron Simpson <cs at> DoD#743

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