Can not run two simultaneous copy/paste operation

Bug #1456202 reported by shantanu saha on 2015-05-18
This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Committed
Jeremy Wootten

Bug Description

How to regenerate:
1. Copy some big files so that copy takes some time.
2. During copy in progress try to run another copy/paste operation.

Result: Nothing happens. Mouse click and keyboard shortcut both doesn't work. After finishing the first copy you can continue another copy/paste operation.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: elementary OS 0.3
Package: pantheon-files [origin: LP-PPA-elementary-os-daily]
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-52.86-generic 3.13.11-ckt18
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-52-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.10
Architecture: amd64
CrashDB: pantheon_files
CurrentDesktop: Pantheon
Date: Mon May 18 19:21:39 2015
EcryptfsInUse: Yes

InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-02-11 (96 days ago)
InstallationMedia: elementary OS 0.3 "Freya" - Daily amd64 (20141209)
SourcePackage: pantheon-files
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Related branches

summary: - Can not run two simultaneous copy
+ Can not run two simultaneous copy/paste operation
Jeremy Wootten (jeremywootten) wrote :

At the moment, pasting files is deliberately inhibited in a particular view if there are already files in the process of being pasted into that view. This should not prevent files being pasted into another view but I'll check it out.

Changed in pantheon-files:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
Jeremy Wootten (jeremywootten) wrote :

I have just tried this using FIles 0.2.4 and a USB stick.

There was no problem initiating two simultaneous drag and drop copies from on folder to another on the USB stick. The progress window showed two progress bars.

However, using Copy/Paste via the context menu the second paste did not work while the first paste was in progress, even though the context menus appeared OK. After the first paste finished you could paste into the same folder again from the clipboard.

If it works with drag/drop there seems no reason it cannot be made to work with copy/paste as well.

tags: added: copy paste simultaneous
removed: amd64 apport-bug freya third-party-packages
Cody Garver (codygarver) wrote :

How to reproduce:

Attempt to copy large file B to /tmp while large file A is already being copied.

Changed in pantheon-files:
importance: Low → High
milestone: none → juno-beta1
Changed in pantheon-files:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Jeremy Wootten (jeremywootten)
Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2017-06-07
Changed in pantheon-files:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
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