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    Default Dolphin don't refresh files list in samba shares until f5 pressed

    Hello.
    When I on my system open share folder like "smb://server/share/" in dolphin and adding or removing files on other system, i can't see the changes in my system until pressing F5. Is there any system settings to track changes in folders?

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    Default Re: Dolphin don't refresh files list in samba shares until f5 pressed

    This is a good question. A samba client can send a SMB2 "CHANGE NOTIFY" request packet to request change notifications on a directory. It doesn't appear to me that Dolphin does that though. (I agree that it would be nice if it could poll at a reasonable interval for such changes though.)

    From a server perspective, the man page for smb.conf mentions that
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    change notify (G) 
    
    This parameter specifies whether Samba should reply to a client's file change notify requests. 
    
    You should never need to change this parameter 
    
    Default: change notify = yes
    So it's active by default for samba servers at least.
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    Sad thing .

    Can there be another file manager that does a good job of this task?

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    Default Re: Dolphin don't refresh files list in samba shares until f5 pressed

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyart View Post
    Sad thing .

    Can there be another file manager that does a good job of this task?
    AFAIK, they all operate the same way (ie manual reload needed). Are your remote shares hosted on Linux or Windows machine (or a mixture of the two)?
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    Default Re: Dolphin don't refresh files list in samba shares until f5 pressed

    FWIW, here's a thread discussing the same topic...
    https://askubuntu.com/questions/3113...r-in-real-time
    It includes some suggestions about using scripts to undertake a refresh automatically on a periodic basis. Not really an elegant solution though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    Are your remote shares hosted on Linux or Windows machine (or a mixture of the two)?
    In my network I use both systems

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    Default Re: Dolphin don't refresh files list in samba shares until f5 pressed

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    FWIW, here's a thread discussing the same topic...
    https://askubuntu.com/questions/3113...r-in-real-time
    It includes some suggestions about using scripts to undertake a refresh automatically on a periodic basis. Not really an elegant solution though.
    Thx! I saw this thread, but I thought it wouldn't so complicated.

    Is it really that all users do it manually?

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodyart View Post
    Is it really that all users do it manually?
    Yes, for the reasons already explained.
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    Default Re: Dolphin don't refresh files list in samba shares until f5 pressed

    You could always submit a bug report or discuss via mailing list if desired....
    https://bugzilla.samba.org/
    https://www.samba.org/samba/archives.html
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