rev~ file extension ?

Dave Cragg dcragg at
Fri Nov 3 05:40:21 EST 2006

On 3 Nov 2006, at 07:19, andreas wrote:

> Hello
> in short: does someone know what the file extension  "rev~ "
> means?
> I have the strange feeling that this file crashes my application.

Rev creates those files when it does a "save". From memory (not very  
good), it first renames the current file from file.rev to file.rev~.  
It then writes out a new file as file.rev. If that works, it deletes  
the file.rev~ file.

If you see a file with a .rev~ extension, it means a save failed for  
some reason. The likeliest cause is a permissions problem and not  
corruption, probably on the folder where the file was saved. On  
Windows, I think it is possible to have permissions that allow a file  
to be renamed, even where you don't have permission to create a new  
file. This would produce the situation where you see the .rev~ file.

I'd suggest you copy the .rev~ file somewhere, remove the ~, and open  
it and see that it is indeed intact. If so, check the permissions on  
the server location. If you can resolve that, try again.


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