Moving open files

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Mon Jul 7 11:56:30 UTC 2008

A user recently found that Ubuntu has a dataloss danger when moving
open files. To confirm:
1) Open file in OOo.
2) Move file to other location.
3) Make changes to file in OOo.
4) Save file in OOo.

Who's responsibility is it to make sure that files in use are either
not moved, or that saves to the file are performed on the file's new
location? Is this the responsibility of OOo, KDE, or the Linux kernel?

Dotan Cohen

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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