Auto save for .txt files

Tim ignored_mailbox at
Sun Aug 22 07:24:11 UTC 2010

On Sat, 2010-08-21 at 23:38 +0530, Parshwa Murdia wrote:
> Is there any way to have auto save option for .txt files in Fedora.
> Means, if we write something, in some seconds (fixed, e.g., 10 secs)
> that after which it automatically saves the name.txt files while
> creating any new file in Fedora.

Despite auto-save features being in many programs, I tend to avoid it.
After many years of computing, I'm used to hitting a "save" hotkey every
few minutes, to keep what I've done safe.  It also gives me a good undo,
if I've messed up.  Auto-saving loses that advantage, it's saved your
mistakes (if you've made any), without an easy to way to undo them.
Anything from cat on keyboard, to trying a re-write of your document,
then deciding you preferred the prior version.

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