[TxMt] File Tab "~" : Bug? Feature?
throw-away-1 at macromates.com
Thu Aug 3 12:40:50 UTC 2006
On 3/8/2006, at 0:43, Steven Loe wrote:
> [...] What is the significance does the tilde at the end of the
> filname in the file
> tab have? Is this a feature? or a bug?
Many text editors keep a backup  of the file by adding ~ to the
end of the name.
TextMate does not. So my guess would be: you edited the file with
another editor, this editor did not clean up the ~ version, then you
opened the backup instead of the original file in TM, and edited that.
Either the ~ file is still there (with the changes you said was
reverted) or you may have again edited the file in the other editor,
which removed the backup.
 It’s not really a backup, it’s more of keeping a version of the
changes on disk while the file is being edited by the user, incase
the system/editor is unexpectedly terminated.
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