#302 "File modified by external program" still occurs w/ NFS

Alan Peter Fitch

I've upgraded to Nedit 5.4RC1 as we found in the past
that the "file externally modified" kept occurring on
older versions due to time synchronisation offsets.
This is because we store files on an NFS server
(Microsoft Services for Unix). Even though the server
and the Linux box running Nedit are synchronised, the
time can sometimes be "ahead". Even an error of 1 ms
can cause the problem.

Nedit 5.4RC1 still seems to have the same problem,
even with

Warnings-> Check Modified File Contents.

enabled (as well as
Warnings-> Files Modified Externally).

Here's the help from Nedit

NEdit 5.4RC1
Jul 16, 2003

Built on: Linux, 386, GNU C
Built at: Aug 8 2003, 12:24:21
With Motif: 2.1.30 [@(#)Motif Version 2.1.30]
Running Motif: 2.1 [unknown]
Server: Hummingbird Ltd. 8000
Visual: 24-bit TrueColor (ID 0x23, Default)
Locale: C

We're running on RedHat 7.3 using Xi Graphics
DexTop CDE version 3.

As the problem is intermittent, I am having trouble
seeing what's causing it.

As an experiment, I am disabling incremental backups,
as I'm wondering if that could be interacting with
the file differencing code. "Make Backup Copy" is
turned off.



  • Thorsten Haude
    Thorsten Haude

    • summary: "File modified by external program" still occurs with NFS --> "File modified by external program" still occurs w/ NFS