Kate - opening unwritable files in read-only mode.

Scott scotbicknel at cox.net
Tue Apr 15 04:37:26 BST 2008

On Monday 14 April 2008 7:45:25 pm RW wrote:

> > On Monday 14 April 2008 1:07:41 pm RW wrote:
> > > Is it possible to have Kate automatically open files in
> > > read-only mode when I don't have write permission on them?

> I'm referring to the menu entry "tools->read only mode". When
> this is on you can't modify the *displayed* text.
> When I open a file that I can't write to, it's usually because
> I'm just viewing the file, or occasionally because I'm editing
> the wrong copy of the file. In either case it's irritating
> that Kate lets me change the memory copy.

Looking at the interface exposed by dcop in kdcop reveals nothing 
(to my eyes) that would let you automate that. Maybe someone 
else knows more.
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