I have a RH 7.3 system with Joe 2.8, and a CentOS 5.1 system with Joe 3.4. (I know 3.4 isn't the latest but that's what comes with CentOS 5.1, and CentOS advises against installing later versions of supplied applications).
When I edit an existing file, Joe makes a backup with a tilde appended to the filename. That works as it should on both systems. But the date and time of the backup file is inconsistent between the two.
On the older system, the backup file retains its original date and time. But on the newer system, the backup file gets the current date and time, same as the edited file. That should not happen.
I have another editor, e3
Sorry, I clicked something wrong and posted the first msg before I finished writing it.
As I started to say, I have another editor called e3 running on both computers. It makes backups with the tilde also, but it gives the backup the original date and time on both computers.
Is there any way to change the behavior of joe 3.4?
This is now fixed in CVS and will be available in JOE 3.6
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