[Geany-Users] 1.25 incorrectly detecting file changes

Tim Tisdall tisdall at xxxxx
Fri Jul 24 15:02:05 UTC 2015

On 24 July 2015 at 10:51, Lex Trotman <elextr at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.

I'm watching the file on my local machine.  The
"/run/user/1000/gvfs/sftp:host= ... somefile.py" file.  Should I try
it on the file on the remote machine?  I thought it only mattered what
Geany saw on the local machine.

>> 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.

Yeah...  The only issue is Geany is supposed to be a tool to help me
do my work... not a tool to help create new work for me.  ;)  I'll see
if I can find time to do this, but it doesn't look promising.  I also
have zero familiarity with the code-base so I'd probably take me
longer than I'd like to figure out where to put those printf

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