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Re: [Nano-devel] Multi buffer question

From: David Lawrence Ramsey
Subject: Re: [Nano-devel] Multi buffer question
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 06:01:44 -0800 (PST)

--- Ken Tyler <address@hidden> wrote:
>Not giving a name to ^R produces a '"" not found' message but results 
>in a no-name "New Buffer".
>An attempt to get a 2nd, no-name new buffer says 'File already loaded'.
>Is this the intended operation ?
>Not suggesting that a no-name buffer should be prevented as it's nano's
>logical behaviour and it's useful as a temporary store when cutting and
>pasting text.

Yes, it is intended, because having two buffers with the
same name (even if that name is blank) will cause a whole
lot of problems if nano crashes and tries to save all open,
modified buffers, since an emergency filename will not be
written if it already exists, which will be the case if
there is more than one modified file with the same name.

If you need another new buffer, just try to read in a
filename that doesn't exist; a blank buffer with that name
will then be created.  (Maybe there should be a note in the
help screen or the manual page about this.)

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