Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 117509
Gedit breaks linked files
Last modified: 2006-10-18 13:09:01 EDT
Description of problem:
When I use Gedit to edit linked files
(linked using the command: "link [sourcefile] [linkname]")
they become as they have never been linked.
For example, using the "vi" editor to edit either the "sourcefile" or
the "linkname" the modifications are visible on both. But when I use
the Gedit editor the files are not "updated" (they become different -
the edited-one saves the modifications and the other doesnÂ´t). If I
go back and edit the edited file again with the "vi" editor, it
doesnÂ´t affects the other.
The StarOffice Text Editor does the same as vi, having no problems
with linked files.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Create a simple text file, i.e. textfile.txt;
2.Create a link file by typing : "link textfile.txt linkedfile.txt";
3.Edit textfile.txt with Gedit by clicking the "text editor" button
at GnomeÂ´s main menu;
4.Open the linkedfile.txt at Gedit;
5.Notice that the modifications done in the first file are not shown
in the linked-one.
The linked file becomes as it was unlinked after edition by Gedit.
The linked file should contain the same modifications done in
the "original file"
IÂ´ve rebooted the system in an aim to "flush" any disk cash or buffer
could lead into file version/update misunderstanding - DidnÂ´t really
believe it should make any effect because the modifications are
instantly viewed when done in other text editors as mentioned
above... but it was just to be shure :-).
I think this is a high severity problem... imagine if you have
several files linked and they are essencial to your file server or
any other crucial network device... multiple configurations in
multiple liked files could cause a big mess...
Red Hat Linux 8.0 is now unsupported. If you can reproduce this problem with a
recent version of RHEL or Fedora Core, feel free to reopen this bug report.
Red Hat Linux is no longer supported by Red Hat, Inc. If you are still
running Red Hat Linux, you are strongly advised to upgrade to a
current Fedora Core release or Red Hat Enterprise Linux or comparable.
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Closing as CANTFIX.