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Old 01-16-2005, 02:17 PM   #1
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Why when editing files does Linux create a duplicate file with a ~ in the extension?


Whenever I edit or create files, Redhat 9.0 creates another files of the same name but with a ~ in the extension, i.e., Mary.sce becomes Mary.sce~. This creates many problems and I would like to turn off this feature. Can anyone give me any ideas on how to stop this?

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Old 01-16-2005, 02:23 PM   #2
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Its a backup file the text editor creates. It is a function of the editor so which one are you using?
 
Old 01-16-2005, 02:25 PM   #3
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These are backup files created by applications. You can turn off this feature in the preferences menu of individual applications.
 
Old 01-16-2005, 02:29 PM   #4
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Editor

I'm using gedit.
 
Old 01-16-2005, 02:43 PM   #5
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Gedit: edit->preferences->save->uncheck "create a backup etc.
 
Old 01-16-2005, 03:51 PM   #6
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I hadn't realised fancypiper had answered your question, serves me right for opening too many tabs at the same time.
 
Old 01-17-2005, 02:21 PM   #7
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Thanks all for the help. The instructions fancypiper gave worked great and the problem has now been solved. Again, thanks for all the help.

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