I use FedoraCore4.0 with Gnome graphical interface.
My problem is this: I downloaded a .doc file from an online storage space and it was automatically opened in OpenOffice.org Writer. It put that file into my /tmp directory. I didn't want it saved there, so i dragged the file into a /documents directory in my /home. Instead of moving it, it simply made a copy. Fine, i thought, I'll just delete this one in the /tmp, and any changes i make to the .doc will be saved to the second copy.
Wrong I was. After making substantial changes to the document and clicking the save icon periodically, I woke up this morning to an unchanged document.
Thing is this: I was pressing save(not Save As), so it must have been saving somewhere
. But obviously the path was not to my /documents copy of the .doc. I've been back to the /tmp to see if it remade the .doc(i had deleted the original), but it is not there, even among hidden files. I've also searched my /mozilla/firefox and /.openoffice.org2.0 caches and subdirectories to no avail. Additionally I've run a find .-name "*.doc" in my home directory without finding the modified .doc.
I'm fairly new to Linux, so any ideas as to where this .doc could have gone would be greatly appreciated.