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Month: November 2011

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

From: Laurent Dard <f.couperin@...>
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2011 21:27:23 +0100
Le 25/11/2011 20:33, Darrell Anderson a écrit :
> 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?

I'm afraid patching Kate is the only way.

The best workaround seems to me to make a temporary backup of
the changing file.

Laurent Dard