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Fetch could not get “file” because the file is busy and cannot be deleted or overwritten. (3 posts)

  • Started 3 weeks ago by chamkila
  • Latest reply 3 weeks ago from chamkila
  • chamkila Member

    Hi, I am facing this strange error, which I do not face with nay other FTP client I use (to validate if the problem is outside of fetch).

    When I get files from a remote server, onto my local computer, I am unable to overwrite the files if they already exist on my computer. If I delete the existing file manually, then obviously I can download. And I tried this with different locations, and the behaviour is same. I am not sure what is causing this.

    OS: macOS Sonoma 14.3
    Hardware: Apple M1 Pro 32 GB
    Fetch: Version 5.8.3 (5K1506, Web Store)
    Error: Fetch could not get “file” because the file is busy and cannot be deleted or overwritten.

    Traanscript log:
    Connecting to cstud@xxxxx.orxxxyyy.com port 22 (2024-02-03T03:53:46Z)
    SSH2_FXP_INIT 3
    SSH2_FXP_REALPATH 1, .
    /scratch/home/cstud
    SSH2_FXP_STAT 2, /scratch/home/cstud
    SSH2_FXP_REALPATH 3, /scratch/home/cstud/cstud/bin/
    /scratch/home/cstud/cstud/bin
    SSH2_FXP_STAT 4, /scratch/home/cstud/cstud/bin
    SSH2_FXP_OPENDIR 5, /scratch/home/cstud/cstud/bin
    SSH2_FXP_READDIR 6
    drwxr-xr-x 2 cstud aml 147 Feb 3 00:35 .
    drwxr-xr-x 18 cstud aml 4096 Nov 2 11:37 ..
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 cstud aml 8970 Feb 3 00:14 config.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 cstud aml 37572 Nov 2 11:35 install.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 cstud aml 30609 Feb 3 00:35 compl.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 cstud aml 30522 Nov 2 11:35 compl.sh.orig
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 cstud aml 8754 Nov 2 11:35 config.sh.orig
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 cstud aml 37572 Nov 2 11:35 install.sh.orig
    SSH2_FXP_READDIR 7
    SSH2_FXP_CLOSE 8
    SSH2_FX_OK 8
    SSH2_FXP_OPEN 9, /scratch/home/cstud/cstud/bin/compl.sh [ SSH2_FXF_READ ]
    SSH2_FXP_FSTAT 10
    Unsuccessful download of compl.sh as text file (30,609/30,609 bytes, 0 bytes/sec, 0:00 elapsed) stopped at 2024-02-03T03:53:55Z (error: 2,-47)
    Fetch could not get “compl.sh” because the file is busy and cannot be deleted or overwritten. (Try saving under a different name.)
    download: -47 (state == RGET_RETRIEVING)

    Has anyone faced similar error lately? What is it that I could be doing wrong?
    Thanks, chamkila

    Edited 3 weeks ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi,

    Fetch will not overwrite local files unless as part of a mirror download.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 3 weeks ago #

  • chamkila Member

    Thanks, for replying, Jim I wss unaware of this. Since all other FTP clients allow this, I thought there was somethign wrong with my configuration or a bug.

    Posted 3 weeks ago #

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