Re: [NTB] Re: Another application has modified [filename] Reload it?
- buralex@... wrote on Thu, 14 Jun 2007 01:47:35 -0400:
> Otherwise, at least until you figure out what isHmmm a possible feature to be added to NoteTab Pro?
> going on, I'd suggest responding No, then saving your current version
> under a new name (or Copy ALL to a new buffer and then manually
> reloading the changed version and doing a compare to see what the
> changes are. (If you haven't already got a file compare program I'd
> suggest googling open-source WinMerge)
- I get the message when I download another copy of a file I have already
been working on. I think the machine compares dates. Could it be that
something you have running is backing up the copy periodically? That
would do it probably. I would say no unless someone else is changing it
to avoid losing your information that you already changed in the file.
> FWIW: I normally see that message only when I'm changing one of the
> loaded files with another program :-)
> Regards ... Alec -- buralex-gmail
- --- In email@example.com, Greg Chapman <gregchapmanuk@...> wrote:
> If you are not deliberately editing a file in another program then,Hi Greg!
> almost certainly, the message appears because you have an INI, CFG or
> other similar file open in NoteTab that is the configuration file used
> by another program that is currently running.
> NoteTab checks periodically to see if its open files are still the
> current version. That's why you get the message.
Could it be my "Pasteboard" file that is generating these messages?
That's the only other file I have open that is being changed in the
Also, what exactly does "reload" mean? Does it mean to "write over" a
file or what?
Will in Seattle
- Hi Will,
On 15 Jun 07 00:18 "Clueless in Seattle" <will_aka_clueless@...>
> Could it be my "Pasteboard" file that is generating these messages?Sounds a very likely candidate!
> That's the only other file I have open that is being changed in the
> Also, what exactly does "reload" mean? Does it mean to "write over""Reload" will replace the old version currently shown in the NoteTab
> a file or what?
window with the later version that's been edited by the other program.
It will depend whether it's important to keep a copy of the version of
the file as it was when NoteTab first loaded it, or whether you intend
to edit further the current version of the file as generated by the
It may also be that you have opened the same file twice it worth checking.
THANKYOU DAVE M
----- Original Message -----
From: "Clueless in Seattle" <will_aka_clueless@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2007 2:46 PM
Subject: [NTB] Re: Another application has modified [filename] Reload it?
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Corl DeLuna" <corl@...> wrote:
>> When I get that message on our LAN, it means that someone else has in
>> someway changed the file in question, and it is offering to reload the
>> changes into my open copy of the file as well.
> Whoa! That's pretty spooky!
> I live alone, and so there's no-one else who could be making changes
> at the other computer; it's just down the hall at the other end of my
> So, what's the best choice when NTP asks me if I want to "reload" the
> file? Should I say "no"?
> Will in Seattle
> a.k.a. "Clueless"
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- It's generally safest to just go ahead and re-load.
There are several possibilities.
If you get the warning immediately on starting up NoteTab, it just
means that a tab is pointing to a file which has been updated by some
other program since you last had this copy of NoteTab open. If you
update, nothing (of your changes) are likely to be lost, and it will
insure you are working with the latest copy of the file.
If the warning arrives while you are editing a file, updating will
likely lose your most recent changes (since your last save), but it
is still the safest procedure, since the alternative will be to have
two different copies of the same file to confuse you or another
program in future. If you don't re-load, you may wind up with at
least two copies of the file which must be resolved at some point.
Or, there is also the possibility that you will overwrite some
legitimate changes made by another program (when you do a future
save)-- confusing that program.
Have fun; and welcome to the (asynchronous) world of multi-threading
--- In email@example.com, "Clueless in
Seattle" <will_aka_clueless@...> wrote:
> I'm still getting strange messages from Notetab Pro 4.95 when I use
> to modify files stored on networked computer.has
> From time to time I'll get a message saying: "Another application
> modified [filename] Reload it?"response?
> I'm not sure what this means.
> And so I'm not sure whether I want to "reload" the file.
> What is the meaning of that message and what is the appropriate
> Will in Seattle
> a.k.a. "Clueless"