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?
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
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.
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)?
FWIW, here’s a thread discussing the same topic…
It includes some suggestions about using scripts to undertake a refresh automatically on a periodic basis. Not really an elegant solution though.
In my network I use both systems
Thx! I saw this thread, but I thought it wouldn’t so complicated.
Is it really that all users do it manually?
Yes, for the reasons already explained.