[Geany-devel] Changed file saving implementation for systems with GIO

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Sun Nov 14 11:20:28 UTC 2010

On 11 November 2010 00:27, Nick Treleaven <nick.treleaven at btinternet.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Nov 2010 10:13:29 +1100
> Lex Trotman <elextr at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Also, g_file_replace_contents does have a make_backup argument we could
>> > provide an option for. This might handle the disk exhaustion problem.
>> To summarise the long thread for you Nick, g_file_replace_contents and
>> g_file_replace can't be used because there is NO WAY to stop
>> g_stream_close doing the rename of the temp file over the old file
>> even if the write to the temp file fails.  So you can get a broken
>> output file.
> I know. But at the least the user has the backup file then.

But Geany doesn't make a backup, make_backup is hard coded to false.
Needs to be set to true.

Or maybe it needs a hidden pref
make_backup_when_using_unsafe_GIO_file_saving :-)


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