[TxMt] Re: TM2 file browser bug: no x to close if symbolically linked files are opened

Allan Odgaard mailinglist at textmate.org
Tue Feb 21 10:37:01 UTC 2012

On 21/02/2012, at 17.16, Max Lein wrote:

> […] I've added a link to a file located in another directory. Double clicking it opens the file, but no x appears next to the file.

I am making a note of it, but not sure it will change because technically the thing which is opened (and “tracked”) is the pointed-to file.

That said, I at least at one point wanted it so that opening files via symbolic links used the link itself as the document’s path, so saving would re-resolve it, but with tracking files for changes, being moved, re-opening same file, etc. it gets very complex when one file does not have a single canonical path.

I do understand the usability improvements of showing × for links.

> Also, it would help if TextMate would distinguish between files and symbolic links. 

What do you mean by this? Maybe what I am saying above, e.g. opening ‘dummy’ which points to ‘real_file’ show ‘dummy’ in the title bar?

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