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Re: Still getting "file has changed on disk"
On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 5:54 AM, Adam Porter <adam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I thought this bug was fixed a long time ago, but maybe I
> misunderstood the fix. I'm using 0.59 and syncing with Dropbox
> between a few computers. The problem is this:
> 1. Zim is already running on both systems.
> 2. I change a page on one system.
> 3. I wait for it to sync to the other system.
> 4. I open the Zim window and open the page I just modified on the other system.
> 5. It seems that if I had already had that page opened in Zim
> earlier, it loads it directly from RAM without checking the copy on
> 6. I start editing the page.
> 7. Zim tries to save the changes, and then discovers that the copy on
> disk was changed by Dropbox, so it pops up the dialog.
> Shouldn't Zim check the file on disk when I change to that page, and
> read the file from disk if it's changed? Why isn't it noticing the
> change until it tries to save new edits?
This is an open issue, it is part of this bug report:
Zim does load a page from disk when you open it in most cases.
However, sometimes there is indeed a cached version that shows up, if
the page object is still used by some other component. To fix this in
a robust way I need to finish refactoring the code base. (Finished
refactoring the parsers, now in the middle of rewriting the editor
widget, page objects are next..)
A work around is to press <Ctrl>R whenever you suspect a page may have
changed and it will reload from disk.