[Geany-Users] 1.25 incorrectly detecting file changes

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Fri Jul 24 14:51:21 UTC 2015

On 25 July 2015 at 00:27, Tim Tisdall <tisdall at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 21 July 2015 at 17:04, Matthew Brush <mbrush at codebrainz.ca> wrote:
>> On 15-07-21 11:42 AM, Tim Tisdall wrote:
>>> I'm using Ubuntu's network drive system to edit files on a remote system so
>>> the filenames are "/run/user/1000/gvfs/sftp:host= ...".  This wasn't an
>>> issue with the 1.24 release and only started happening after upgrading to
>>> 1.25.
>> I've never heard of it. One thing you could try is to watch the files using `inotifywait` (in `inotify-tools` package) like:
>>     $ inotifywait -m /path/to/a/file/in/question
>> And see if it reports changes. Another way (since I don't think Geany uses inotify by default but rather just stat's the file), would be something like:
>>     $ watch -n 1 stat -c '%y' /path/to/a/file/in/question
> Okay, I'm not sure how it supposed to work, but here's what happens on
> my machine with the 1.25:
> inotifywait seems to register nothing when I save the file.

That doesn't seem right, what file are you watching? The time we need
is of the remote file, which, if its only accessible by sftp, may not
be able to be watched by notify.

> When the
> warning comes up in Geany and I pick "relead", then inotify registers
> three actions:  "OPEN", "ACCESS", and "CLOSE_NOWRITE,CLOSE".

Looks right for reload, it just reads the file after all, but it
doesn't show the stat call.

> watch is rather annoying because it doesn't give an ongoing log of
> changes.  I turned on the '-d' to highlight the changes, but it'd
> still be better if it gave an ongoing log.  The result with that was
> that it only seemed to update the timestamps once.  However, it's
> possible that since it's polling once a second that two timestamp
> changes occurred within that one second and I'm just not able to see
> that.  :(
> So, I'm not really sure if we're any further ahead with figuring out
> the issue...  Are there any other tests I could try?

The only thing I can suggest is if you can build Geany then add some
printfs to see what times it sees during the operations to try to find
out what is actually happening.

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