[Interest] QFileSystemWatcher and kate

Christian Ehrlicher Ch.Ehrlicher at gmx.de
Sun Sep 3 10:21:26 CEST 2017


I stumbled across a problem with QFileSystemWatcher on Linux. It looks 
like the inotify implementation does not honor a file replace action as 
I'm adding a file with addPath() to watch for changes. But after I edit 
the file with kate (or any other editor which saves the file in a temp 
file and then renaming it to correct name), the QFileSystemWatcher does 
no longer watch for modifications...
Looking in the bug tracker I also found a bug which describes the 
So it looks like this bug exists since inotify support was added but the 
bug report was closed because it was not reproducible (maybe not tested 
with inotify).
Therefore my question - how to reopen this bug or should I file a new one?


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