Status: open Group: none Created: Wed Mar 15, 2017 04:11 PM UTC by robert orton Last Updated: Wed Mar 15, 2017 04:11 PM UTC Owner: nobody
Not sure if this is a feature already, but need something to blatently tell user they have opened a temporary file.
scenario: I was deep searching a directory for a pattern and inadvertently clicked on and opened a temporary file that has the "~" character at the end. I edited the file for days and noticed the file date never changed in my ftp program. couldnt figure out why date never changed.
I filter temp files in FTP, so the current file was never shown. So I had been editing "filename.ext~" which was filtered at my FTP, as well as its temporary file, "filename.ext~~". It took me some deciphering to find out what was happening, because the path names are so long, the ext~~ was usually clipped off in most contexts.
So a solution that would make sense at least to me is to show the filname differently in drop down, and maybe a different color in title of window.