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From Joe Witt <>
Subject Re: How to lock getfile upto putfile write into same file?
Date Thu, 18 May 2017 12:09:30 GMT
PutFile while writing automatically writes with a dot prepended and
once the write is complete it removes the dot.

If you have multiple instances of PutFile writing to the same file
with the intent of appending to that file it will like fail in strange

I would recommend you simply build up the complete thing you want to
write out to a file using MergeContent and send the merged results to
PutFile.  However, it should not be the case that you have PutFile and
GetFile sharing a given file in the same NiFi as you can simply
connect the processors to move the data without have to leave the
confines of NiFi using file IO.


On Thu, May 18, 2017 at 3:06 AM, prabhu Mahendran
<> wrote:
> Ok. I will append the '.' before Putfile using UpdateAttribute. Is this
> name(without '.') will automatically changed by Putfile when its done?
> Since I am appending each rows from html content into proper csv using
> Putfile processor. Is this works fine? How putfile knows complete html
> flowfiles has been moved.
> On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 7:53 PM, Juan Sequeiros <> wrote:
>> Prabhu,
>> PutFile should pre-pend files with a "." while it is writing to it and
>> then in the end will copy the "." file to its "filename" value.
>> On GetFile side make sure that "ignore hidden files" is set to true.
>> On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 1:29 AM prabhu Mahendran <>
>> wrote:
>>> I have scheduled getfile processor to 0 sec to track the local folder.
>>> Issue I have faced: PutFile is appending few flowfiles into single file.
>>> Getfile has been configured with keepsourcefile as false. So getfile is
>>> fetching partial content before putfile writes into local location.
>>> How to handle this issue? Can we lock the file till putfile/custom
>>> processor completely writes the file and remove lock once completed??

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