[Digikam-users] Put Digikam in read-only mode

Johannes Kapune listen at kapune.de
Thu Jul 9 21:51:53 BST 2015

wenn dir deine Bilder wichtig sind mach vorher ein Backup, echtes ro 
gibt es nicht auf der Festplatte.


Am 09.07.2015 22:32, schrieb Wolfgang Mader:
> Dear all,
> ultimately, I would like to be able to put Digikam in a read-only mode, such
> that it is guaranteed, that my original files remain untouched. To single
> exception would be deleting files.
> I assume that raws (and jpgs, if no raws are taken in the first place) are
> only touched to write metadata to them, if configured so. I have configured to
> metadata to be read and written to XML sidecar only. Does this setting lead to
> untouched originals already?
>  From a more general point of view, I would like to know if Digikam opens files
> r/w per se, or are files opened r/o and r/w is only used for operation which
> need these permission.
> Thanks,
> Wolfgang
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