#342 Keep properties file sorted

core (195)

For versioning purposes (and for correlating option changes with file changes) it would be nice if the properties file was stored in alphabetical order. Now I have to use `sort -o properties properties` and remove the comments at the top to track changes.


  • Alan Ezust

    Alan Ezust - 2011-11-29

    +1 on that!!

  • Alan Ezust

    Alan Ezust - 2011-12-07
    • priority: 7 --> 9
    • status: open --> open-remind
  • Matthieu Casanova

    The properties are saved using Properties.store() from the java api. Are you sure that it is really worth working on that ?
    To compare properties it is still possible to use the sort lines macro.

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    Anonymous - 2012-01-02

    @kpouer I think that the point of the request is to help make the settings file easier to manage with an SCM software.
    Ideally for me it would be nice if I could track changes to the whole settings directory, and have either a .gitignore file or jEdit/tmp folder for transient files. But I would also like to +1 the sort-order request, and also add that it'll be good for color schemes too.

  • Matthieu Casanova

    • priority: 9 --> 1
    • status: open-remind --> open
  • Matthieu Casanova

    Ok, if someone wants to do it or submit a patch, but for me it is the lowest priority.

  • Alan Ezust

    Alan Ezust - 2014-11-20
    • status: open --> closed-fixed
    • assigned_to: Makarius
    • Group: --> v5.2
  • Alan Ezust

    Alan Ezust - 2014-11-20

    Fixed by [patch #536]. Thank you makarius.


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