[texworks] external read-access causes TeXWorks to revert open file to old version
warrence.stm at gmx.de
Tue Sep 21 19:27:27 CEST 2010
I am experiencing some strange problems when using TeXWorks together with the
subversion tool Mercurial. Currently, my opinion is that TeXWorks is causing
the trouble, but I may be wrong.
I open a .tex-document in TeXWorks, change something, save the file and commit
the change in Mercurial while TeXWorks is still open. The committed changes
are stored in separate files, the .tex-file itself is not changed during a
commit. In about half of the commits something goes wrong in TeXWorks [Why?
The commit is in Mercurial, TeXWorks should have nothing to do with it...].
Sometimes TeXWorks just closes itself, which is annoying but not destructive.
Unfortunately most of the times TeXWorks restores an version of the open file
which is older than the saved document. If I close TeXWorks at this point no
harm is done, because this "revert" is not saved [and I am not asked if I want
to save]. If I don't discover this "revert" in TeXWorks and continue with more
changes and save, I wreck my .tex-file with old parts of the document.
This issue sometimes even eats new stuff in my document; when I am not ready to
commit the new part but commit a different section, the new part may be
"reverted" to an old version where the new part is not there.
I hope I clearly outlined the issue. I am in desperate hope that someone can
give me advice on how to fix this, as I already lost several days of work
because of this.
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