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Month: November 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Kate: Warn about files modified by foreign processes

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2011 11:33:49 -0800 (PST)
> > Does this option work? I have the option disabled.
> Kate still reminds when a file is changed.
> > 
> > Also, does KWrite have the same option or does KWrite
> inherit that option through the Kate KParts? KWrite also
> keeps displaying these reminders.
> > 
> > Would somebody else confirm this behavior?
> I have also the option disabled and it only opens a warning
> box when the
> file is displayed on the screen. That's the intended
> behavior.
> See: help:/kate/config-dialog.html#config-dialog-general
> But this option is misnamed, I think.

My preferred action is to have Kate notify me when a file changes, but I do not want KWrite to ever notify. Yet sometimes I want to use Kate and want to disable that monitoring.

Sometimes I want to study a file under continuous change. I won't use Kate for that. For example, when I want to study the first part of a build log. Because KWrite seems to be tied to Kate KParts, KWrite notifies me when the file changes. So then I resort to KEdit.

According to the Help file, Kate always warns about changed files, but changes the method of notification. I don't like that. There needs to be a way to view a file statically like the brain dead KEdit.

KWrite needs its own setting that does not depend upon Kate KParts. I prefer KWrite over KEdit for syntax highlighting and a better search/replace interface, but I dislike being interrupted all the time.

Is there a better way?