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[SOLVED] vi, vim, xed says file has changed

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:59 am
by Fuzzy
Ever since I installed Cindy, I've noticed that when I use vi, vim, or xed (I haven't used other data-entry programs yet), that if I leave the keyboard for some time (an hour, or overnight), and if I have left a document open...it will tell me that the file has changed on the hard drive, and ask me what I want to do about it.

In earlier versions of LMDE, I'd only receive this warning/question when I actually HAD modified the file using other means, while it was still open (minimized) in xed.

It is unnerving to me to see this message when I haven't otherwise modified the file(s). Plus, after closing several of these warnings throughout the first few days, I finally just ignored one. I ended up losing a day's worth of manipulation of that document, so now the issue has become more pressing to me.

(I'm sorry - I don't have the exact error/warning message in front of me now, but I will add it to this post as soon as I can.)

Thanks,
Fuzzy

Re: vi, vim, xed says file has changed

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:26 am
by smurphos
So which document? A personal file in your home folder or something else?

Re: vi, vim, xed says file has changed

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:50 am
by Fuzzy
Mostly php, html, and css files. Sometimes on a network share mounted in fstab, and other times in the local /var/www/html/subfolder - the subfolder has 755 permisions set on it.

Thanks,
Fuzzy

Re: vi, vim, xed says file has changed

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:23 am
by smurphos
So you are running a webserver? I'll have to bow out - no knowledge there.

Re: vi, vim, xed says file has changed

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:14 am
by Fuzzy
Well, the problem seems to have rectified itself, as I haven't had the problem in quite some time (probably since the day after my initial post.) I'll mark this post as "SOLVED" because no further action appears to be necessary.