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Why does not Joplin stop "watching" after closing the ext editor?


#1

Like it says in the title, I am confused about why Joplin keeps watching the file when the external editor is closed? It seems that it keeps watching as many files as the external editors have been spawned by Joplin. I am just trying to see why it does not detect the closing of the external editor given that Joplin spawns the process?


#2

In general, there’s no simple way to know if the file has been closed in the editor or not, since many editors use multiple tabs. So when you start watching a file, it keeps doing until you click the Unwatch button. But in general, the feature is designed so that it doesn’t really matter if a file is being watched even if it’s not opened in any editor.


#3

Ok that makes sense. It is just that it was increasing number of clicks and I felt like I needed to keep track of what I edited and what i did not, for instance the user might jump from note to note and edit them in the external editor without paying attention to what was opened in what order.

It seems like I do not need to worry about disabling watching.