locking, permissions, data

Peter Alcibiades palcibiades-first at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Jul 22 15:41:32 EDT 2008

Yes, this could be it.  They do every so often close it down using the on-off
switch, which invokes the shutdown procedure, but too fast for rev to close
and save properly.  Could be.  Thanks - at least it frees one from worrying
that someone is trying to use a text editor on it.

Now what to do about it!  At least it is fairly easy to recover from.  


Martin Baxter-4 wrote:
> Peter,
> I believe the .rev~ file is made by the revolution engine automatically
> when you do a stack save. It is a backup of the exisiting stack file
> prior to the save command. If the save is successful it is deleted, so
> you only see it if something went wrong.
> Assuming this is correct, this would suggest that the stack save
> operation is failing part way through, for some reason.
> Martin Baxter
> Peter Alcibiades wrote:
>> Here is a very weird situation.  The program consists of a launcher, call
>> it 
>> launcher, and the program proper, call it program.rev, and they are both
>> in 
>> the same folder.
>> I get a call that launcher is not starting up the program.  On inspection
>> of 
>> the folder, one sees the following:
>> launcher [executable, 2.5mb]
>> program.rev [unknown, 20k]
>> program.rev~ [unknown, 300k]
>> So, I delete program.rev, remove the tilde from the other name, and
>> everything 
>> works fine.
>> The only way I can think of to account for this is that someone opened
>> the 
>> program.rev file in a text editor, and then saved it.  All Linux text
>> editors 
>> I know seem to make a backup copy with a tilde to distinguish them, on 
>> saving.  
>> Yet, the users at the time are definitely incapable of opening a file
>> with a 
>> text editor and then saving it.  This is the second time its happened.  
>> Any ideas on how it could happen, and what to do, gratefully received!
>> Peter
> -- 
> I am Not a Number, I am a free NaN
> _______________________________________________
> use-revolution mailing list
> use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
> Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your
> subscription preferences:
> http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-revolution

View this message in context: http://www.nabble.com/locking%2C-permissions%2C-data-tp18586851p18597114.html
Sent from the Revolution - User mailing list archive at Nabble.com.

More information about the use-livecode mailing list