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Re: Automatically reloading pages


Dear Chuck,

I indeed experienced the same issue, and a contributor named Jouhaka made a
patch to allow overwriting disk changes by clicking a button (or to do an
automatic 3 way merge). I use this patch since a year now, it's working
perfectly fine. It's for Zim v0.67. You can find it here:

Best regards,

Le sam. 26 janv. 2019 à 23:43, Chuck Esterbrook <chuck.esterbrook@xxxxxxxxx>
a écrit :

> Hi,
> I have a problem where Zim often says:
> Could not save page
> File changed on disk: (path)
> To continue you can save a copy of this page or discard
> any changes. If you save a copy changes will be also
> discarded, but you can restore the copy later.
> I'm using Dropbox for file syncing, though I think the issue I describe
> here would happen for other file syncing services as well, The steps:
> - Edit a notebook page on one machine.
> - Save.
> - File is synced to cloud.
> - Go to another machine where notebook page is already open.
> - File is synced *from* the cloud. Now it no longer matches Zim's memory.
> - Edit the page in Zim.
> - Save.
> - Error message: Could not save page...
> I understand what's happening. My question is whether this can be
> mitigated with a plugin, patch, hidden setting or other technique? If Zim
> automatically reloaded pages that were not modified in memory that had been
> modified on disk, that would cure 99% of the issue.
> Also, has this been discussed before? I searched around the web and the
> list but didn't get any good hits.
> I'm on Zim 0.68 on Mac and Windows 10 if that matters.
> -Chuck
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