[wpmac] Re: _xx files
- I do not have the problem, but neither are my work folders indexed,
so indexing could somehow be involved.
>Any of your files have footnotes? It's more likely that the xx files
>will be newer if there are footnotes and that was the last thing i
>was working on - as if closing the footnote window somehow updates
>the xx file, but not the proper file.
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>>The problem I'm getting is cosmetic and trivial - just sweep
>>up xx files at the end of a session. The problem Geoff's
>>getting is non-trivial, since an xx file can contain more
>>recent data than the named file. Burton found that changes
>>were not being written to the named file, just to the xx file.
>>An extension or third-party app conflict is not out of the
>>question. I'll test for that. Any further observations would
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- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Geoff Gilbert <Geoff@e...>
> Any of your files have footnotes? It's more likely that the xxI tried a file with footnotes, with no change. But another thing I did
> files will be newer if there are footnotes and that was the last
> thing i was working on - as if closing the footnote window
> somehow updates the xx file, but not the proper file.
was reindex, and it improved the problem significantly, although it
didn't fix it.
My entire startup disk is indexed, and nothing else. I went to
System Prefs > Spotlight > Privacy and dragged the icon of my
startup disk into the exclusion pane. I waited five seconds, then
deleted the icon from the pane with the minus button at the
bottom. This deletes the index for that disk, and causes a
reindex from scratch. I think that, especially with a new
technology, this beats revising an existing index. Sorta like
the OS 9 desktop database.
I've also asked Gero whether an update to the plugin could possibly
just exclude WP files with names including "WP_xx" from indexing.
If, when WP updates its temp file, Spotlight sees that and grabs the
file to index, this could be at least part of the problem.
- I moved the WP Importer file out of /Library/Spotlight,
reindexed, and the _xx files disappeared. I moved the
importer back where it was, let the index update, and
the problem resurfaced - although it took several
saves among a few open documents before the _xx
If Panther used a similar structure to notice saved
changes and update its contents index, then indexing
could be the reason. IAC I sent Gero an email with
these findings. I don't know if the importer API
supports exclusion based on file names though.
- I am using 10.4.11 on a G5. When saving WP files under Classic, the
temp file (XX) is being preserved and is more up-to-date than the
proper file. I have run mdimport -r
/Library/Spotlight/WordPerfect.mdimporter in Terminal, but to no
- Geoff, In my original versions of
WP 3.0 and 3.5 (perhaps before also), when I typed
<Apple-S), it saved both the old file (under the file
name) and the new file(under a numbered name). The WP
3.5e (Rethorst) doesn't do that on my late PB G4 PPC
Classic/10.4.11 as well as Titanium
PB/10.4.11/Classic) and hasn't ever done that. I've
never figured out why (I never found a Preference, for
instance, or a way to re-set or change this) either
version does what it does. I still have both on my
computer and they both act as they always have (see
above). I can't suggest a change, just offer
commiseration and hope someone can explain or help
this. Daryl ---
Geoff Gilbert <Geoff@...>
wrote: > I am using 10.4.11 on a
G5. When saving WP files > under Classic, the
> temp file (XX) is being preserved and is
more > up-to-date than the > proper
file. I have run mdimport -r >
in > Terminal, but to no >
effect. > > Any
thoughts? > > Geoff >
- --- In email@example.com, Geoff Gilbert <Geoff@...> wrote:
>I've just updated to 10.4.11 on a G4. No change noticed.
> I am using 10.4.11 on a G5. When saving WP files under Classic, the
> temp file (XX) is being preserved and is more up-to-date than the
> proper file.