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#799 Auto-update timestamp on edit

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Oliver Kopp
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2013-01-09
2012-11-22
Tammo Heeren
No

It would be useful to have the timestamp for entries update automatically when an entry gets edited.

Discussion

  • Oliver Kopp
    Oliver Kopp
    2013-01-04

    • status: open --> pending
    • assigned_to: Oliver Kopp
     
  • Oliver Kopp
    Oliver Kopp
    2013-01-04

    This feature should be working in the latest development version. Please find a snapshot of JabRef 2.10dev at http://ge.tt/9Idc446 .

     
  • Not sure, but I think this should be opt-in rather than opt-out. In my case, I want the timestamp to reflect when I acquired an entry, and the date I last modified it doesn't really matter.

    For others the priorities may be different. However, if a new version suddenly starts updating timestamps without the user being aware of it, users who use it the way I do may lose information. If we introduce it, but leave it off by default there should be no surprises.

     
  • Oliver Kopp
    Oliver Kopp
    2013-01-09

    I agree. Fixed in master branch.