#2884 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Support manual rescan/sync for magic-folder

Reported by: cypher Owned by: daira
Priority: minor Milestone: undecided
Component: code-frontend-magic-folder Version: 1.12.1
Keywords: magic-folder usability Cc:
Launchpad Bug:


As it currently stands, after the initial startup scan/check, magic-folder will check for and download remote files according to the schedule specified by the poll_interval setting in tahoe.cfg. It may be useful, however, for users and applications to be able to check for remote changes on a "manual" basis in conjunction with or independently of the schedule specified by poll_interval. For example, if Alice and Bob belong to the same magic-folder and Alice informs Bob that she just uploaded a new file for him, Bob must wait some period of time (up to 60 seconds by default) or restart his tahoe client before the download proceeds (which may test Bob's patience). It may thus be useful for Bob (or any future magic-folder-based applications) to be able to make a some API call and/or run some subcommand (e.g., tahoe magic-folder rescan or tahoe magic-folder sync) to poll for remote changes immediately and download any new files that might be available.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed at 2017-06-22T14:23:39Z by cypher

  • Keywords usability added

comment:2 Changed at 2017-09-19T19:35:49Z by cypher

  • Priority changed from normal to minor

comment:3 Changed at 2019-01-29T16:01:46Z by cypher

  • Component changed from unknown to code-frontend-magic-folder
  • Owner set to daira

comment:4 Changed at 2020-01-21T20:27:29Z by exarkun

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Push notification of change events from the grid to Bob's client would let Bob's client know about changes immediately and automatically.

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