#530 open

Redcar should never revert to the saved version of a file automatically

Reported by mscharley | May 24th, 2011 @ 12:12 AM

Under no circumstances should Redcar revert to the version of a file stored on the disk automatically. It should always ask for confirmation from the user. This is a potentially destructive behaviour and should be treated on the same level as deleting a file.

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  • Roger

    Roger May 26th, 2011 @ 06:09 PM

    • Tag set to save

    what if the user has previously saved the file to disk, then they go and edit it with some other editor--still prompt?

  • mscharley

    mscharley May 27th, 2011 @ 12:05 AM

    I believe so, and this is the only case where it currently doesn't. Redcar has no way of knowing how or why the file was changed. The reason this came up was because I was using Redcar to store some changes while I messed with some history stuff in git, then came back to Redcar and lost them because it automatically reverted them back to what was on disk. This time I only lost about 10 minutes work, but it's still annoying. I haven't run across another editor that does it this way before.

  • Daniel Lucraft

    Daniel Lucraft June 6th, 2011 @ 09:25 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “open”

    This is actually copied from Textmate behaviour, but I'm ok to change it.

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