Author Topic: Slick not noticing when a file is created.  (Read 71 times)

jporkkahtc

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Slick not noticing when a file is created.
« on: November 23, 2021, 12:56:15 am »
Normally if I have a file open in slickedit and it is changed externally, Slickedit will reload it automatically.

If I open a file that doesn't exist in Slickedit, then create it externally, Slickedit doesn't notice and will not load it.

Worse: It lets me save over the now existing file without warning.

Repro:

0: CMD.exe: del Foobar.txt
1: CMD.exe: vs.exe Foobar.txt
2: In Slickedit: An empty "foobar.txt" appears.
3: CMD.exe: ECHO "Testing this bug" > Foobar.txt
4: Slickedit: still showing empty file.
5: Slickedit: Type "My new text is here" and SAVE
6: No warnings
7: CMD.exe: Type Foobar.txt -- shows the new contents of the file, and "Testing this bug" is gone.



The real scenario I've hit a few times lately: I've checkout the wrong branch in Git when I open Foobar.txt in slick, then I switch branches - to where Foobar.txt exists and Slick doesn't notice.
« Last Edit: November 23, 2021, 12:57:56 am by jporkkahtc »

Dan

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Re: Slick not noticing when a file is created.
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2021, 11:13:44 pm »
Nice catch.  I think I have a fix for this, I need to run with it for a little while to test it.