Ubuntu

gedit: "backup file on save" broken

Reported by Dr JD Wallach on 2011-10-26
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This bug affects 2 people
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gedit (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

ORIGINAL TITLE:

gedit is set to provide a backup file afer a save. However, gedit has not done so since its ubuntu lucid release. It just replaces the original copy of whatever file it being saved. The preferences have been set to provide a backup. This is not a permissions problem. I can create new text files and it obviously writes them to the partition where I want to save the created new files.

Gedit does not create a backup file of a saved file even if the preferences of gedit are set to do so. On a save it just over writes the original file without creating a backup copy of the original file (*.~ file).
This problem has been present since Ubuntu 11.04. It is still present now in Ubuntu 11.10.
The problem does not exist in Ubuntu 10.04.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: gedit 3.2.1-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic i686
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu3
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Oct 26 10:57:05 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gedit
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release i386 (20111012)
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gedit
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Dr JD Wallach (wallachj) wrote :
Michael Nagel (nailor) on 2012-07-24
summary: - gedit is set to provide a backup file afer a save. However, gedit has
- not done so since its ubuntu lucid release. It just replaces the
- original copy of whatever file it being saved. The preferences have
- been set to provide a backup. This is not a permissions problem. I can
- create new text files and it obviously writes them to the partition
- where I want to save the created new files.
+ gedit: "backup file on save" broken
description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gedit (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
if.gnu.linux (if.gnu.linux) wrote :

This bug still exists in 12.04.

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