[TxMt] Re: disable atomic saves?

Allan Odgaard mailinglist at textmate.org
Fri Jun 3 09:03:06 UTC 2016

On 1 Jun 2016, at 14:15, Carpii UK wrote:

> Maybe 20% of the time I save, I then suddenly get the 'Atomic Save 
> Failed,
> Resource Busy' error from TM

The error text is probably a little misleading, because it’s really 
TextMate’s “swap and unlink” that fails, and this function tries 
to do an “atomic save” using whatever means the file system offers, 
i.e. exchangedata() on a local file system, rename() on a non-local 

To get the exact error, try enable logging and see what it says: 

Though my guess would be that rename() fails.

In this case though, are you able to run this in a terminal:

    mv .tm_properties~ .tm_properties

Or does that also fail with resource busy? And if it fails, does this 

    rm .tm_properties && mv .tm_properties~ .tm_properties

The latter is not something TextMate currently do, but if that works for 
you, it could fallback to that when rename fails, as we already have 
ensured the data is on the disk (just under a wrong name), so there 
should be no data loss issue by removing the original file.

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