kate: set buffer read-only

rhkramer at gmail.com rhkramer at gmail.com
Fri May 7 20:54:01 BST 2021

On Friday, May 07, 2021 03:41:03 PM J Leslie Turriff wrote:
> 	The only thing I can find for this in Kate is Menu => Tools => Read-Only
> Mode.  There is no command-line switch for this, nor can I find a DCOP
> function that toggles the setting; so one would have to first open the
> document, then use the Tools menu to disable writing, which seems quite
> error-prone. :-(
> 	It is, of course, possible that I've overlooked something.

Another option, that might or might not be acceptable, would be to take away 
write permission on the underlying file -- you would still be able to edit the 
buffer, but you would not be able to save those changes.

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