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Overwrites read only files
04-29-2017, 06:03 PM
Post: #1
Overwrites read only files
Hi. Not sure whether it constitutes a bug or it's intentional but Wings will overwrite a file marked read only. There isn't even anything on the title bar to indicate you've opened a read only file though I have a vague recollection that was once the case; but I could be mistaken.

1.5.4 and 2.1.4.1 Windows 7

If someone's gone to the trouble of marking something read only shouldn't Wings respect that?

Regards

Gordon
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04-30-2017, 11:14 AM
Post: #2
RE: Overwrites read only files
(04-29-2017 06:03 PM)changrilla Wrote:  If someone's gone to the trouble of marking something read only shouldn't Wings respect that?
That happens because when we save a file the old one is renamed as backup (.wings~).

But, I think you are right. If a file is read only the user should be prompted to "Save As" a new file.

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04-30-2017, 05:54 PM
Post: #3
RE: Overwrites read only files
If this was to be changed it would be a nice touch to add [Read Only] to the file name in the title bar.

Interestingly, exporting to stl does warn that the target file is read only.

Cheers

Gordon
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05-01-2017, 12:06 AM
Post: #4
RE: Overwrites read only files
(04-30-2017 05:54 PM)changrilla Wrote:  If this was to be changed it would be a nice touch to add [Read Only] to the file name in the title bar.
Sure.

Quote:Interestingly, exporting to stl does warn that the target file is read only.
Other formats don't get a backup file, so you are really trying to rewrite the original file. Wink

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