kate: set buffer read-only

J Leslie Turriff jlturriff at mail.com
Sat May 8 10:47:22 BST 2021

On 2021-05-08 04:38:01 René J.V. Bertin wrote:
> On Friday May 07 2021 14:41:03 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.
> Yeah, you didn't go into Tools/Configure Shortcuts, and you'll find you can
> add it to the main toolbar of the "KatePartView" via Tools/Configure
> Toolbars.
	Ah; that must have been added in KDE4 or Plasma; it's not present in my TDE version.
> I have another protection against accidental changes: deactivate
> auto-saving. Any Kate-based editor will show you if your document has been
> modified, and even without auto-saving there's still some sort of backup
> that will allow you to restore unsaved changes in case of a crash.
> R


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