The vfat problem can't be related to rox - I use vfat formatted usb sticks with rox without any issue on Arch Linux. I don't have any vfat hard drives however.

The patch is pretty simple and really amounts to a small re-arangement of some conditional statements, with an extra condition on quiet.



> Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 23:53:07 +0200
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> Subject: Re: [rox-devel] Patch for copy files: newer/quiet behaviour‏
> Rodney Padgett (2011-03-14 21:19):
> >
> > Hello,
> > Here is a patch to change the behaviour of the newer and quiet options when copying files. Currently, when copying files to an existing directory, you get prompted to confirm the copy for every existing
> > file even if newer or quiet is selected. This might not be expected by the user - there needs to be a way of forcing overwrites on a large number of existing files without prompting, and quiet would be
> > assumed to do that. This patch changes the behaviour to:
> >
> > 1. If Newer is selected then only attempt to copy newer files over existing files; if quiet is NOT selected, still ask for confirmation before copy
> > 2. If Quiet is selected, don't ask for any confirmation under any circumstances.
> >
> > This fixes the 'bug' reported in the user mail list: Copy options not working properly
> >
> > Kind Regards,
> >
> > Rod.
> Good to see this brought up. The file copying dialog tends to nag at
> times and it would be great to see it improved. I can't comment on the
> patch, because I am not sure why the dialog behaves the way it does, but
> would like to add that a similar problem exists when copying to vfat
> filesystems: ROX keeps complaining that permissions cannot be set...
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