#799 Auto-update timestamp on edit

Next full release

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


  • 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 .

  • Morten Omholt Alver

    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.

  • fdar

    fdar - 2015-07-23
    • Labels: timestamp, autoupdate, entry --> autoupdate, timestamp, tocategorize, entry
  • fdar

    fdar - 2015-07-30
    • labels: autoupdate, timestamp, tocategorize, entry --> EntryRecord, MoreFlexible, ToBeClosed

Get latest updates about Open Source Projects, Conferences and News.

Sign up for the SourceForge newsletter:

No, thanks