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Re: Suitable text editor [NOT word processor] or workaround?

On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 7:37 AM, Gene Heskett <gheskett@shentel.net> wrote:
> On Friday 17 March 2017 05:49:30 Jonathan Dowland wrote:
>> On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 09:54:42AM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> > gedit has caused me to have to start over again, 3 times, on a 600+
>> > line configuration file for machine control on several occasions. As
>> > the file it trashed was 6 months worth of adding new features to
>> > that machines control, that was not appreciated. 1st time is a wtf?,
>> > 2nd time sends me a message, 3rd time I shut it down w/o the save
>> > and never ran it again.
>> Whilst this is very frustrating, one other thing it tells me is you
>> need to set up a backup system (although you are quite right to
>> abandon gedit based on your experiences)
> I do, I am a very longtime user of amanda, since 1998 TBE. I've never
> contaminated my thinking with a windows install, going from a coco3 with
> nitros9, to amigados, to linux at RH-5.0. amanda does all 5 of these
> machines every night at about 1:20 AM and it got used all 3 times. The
> problem with that is that the status of the backup was 15 to 20 hours
> old, so I lost that days work and had to re-invent that particular batch
> of work.

FWIW, I also thought that you lost 6 months of work based on what you
wrote initially. Happy to hear that the damage is much less. But even
that can be very frustrating, right?

Along with the backups, may I suggest you to store all your work in
version control such as git so that even if the editor crashes, you
can recover everything up until the last commit.

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