Moving open files

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Fri Jul 18 11:11:10 UTC 2008

2008/7/15  <hentaidan at>:
> Gedit is able to detect changes to an open file - it brings up a warning.
> It also detects if the file has been moved and presents the user with
> "do you want to save" dialog - though this can be confusing: the file
> edit flag isnt set, so it appears saved (this has caught me out a
> couple of times).
> Charlie

Kate, the KDE text editor, also warns the user when the file on disk
has been changed/ moved by another program.

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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