Re: [code] disable "Reload modified file?" dialog

From: Robert Gieseke <>
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2016 22:44:46 +0100

Hi Carl,

Am 15/01/16 um 22:01 schrieb Carl Sturtivant:
> OK, I understand the meaning of the code you indicated; thanks for
> pointing out where it resides.
> Can I attach my new handler in my .textadept/init.lua file or in some
> other file in .textadept, so I can keep my textadept installation pure?
> Can I perhaps make .textadept/core/file_io.lua in fact, and put the code
> to replace the handler in there?

It's not advisable to overwrite stuff in core (and I don't think it's
possible, but you can overwrite complete `modules/textadept/*.lua`
modules in your `~/.textadept` directory -- this means however tracking
changes and bugfixes in Textadept, so it's much better to just overwrite
and extend what you want to change). So doing it in
`~/.textadept/init.lua` is the way to go.

> In fact how do I need to organize this? The actual coding looks simple,
> just not these administrative matters.

Yeah, and as usual there are multiple ways to do it. If your `init.lua`
grows bigger you might want to start creating sub-modules.

For a start

events.connect(events.FILE_CHANGED, update_file, 1)

in your `init.lua` with an `update_file` function returning true to
prevent handling of further events is probably all you need. The
challenge is probably not to overwrite any changes inadvertently (when
you edit something and a change outside of Textadept occurs).


> Thank you,
> Carl.
> On 1/15/2016 11:12 AM, Robert Gieseke wrote:
>> Hi Carl,
>> in Textadept's /core/file_io.lua, lines 290ff you can see how this
>> currently handled.
>> I think you could write your own events.FILE_CHANGED handler (which
>> needs to be inserted before the current one or you remove this handler),
>> which would just do a `io.reload_file`.
>> Maybe some notification that the file has been updated by writing a
>> statusbar update is also useful.
>> Let us know if you need more details on how to write your own event handler.
>> Cheers,
>> Robert
>> Am 15/01/16 um 16:30 schrieb Carl Sturtivant:
>>> Hello,
>>> Can you point me to how to arrange that files modified outside of
>>> Textadept while open in Textadept can be silently reloaded without the
>>> "Reload modified file?" dialog appearing when Textadept is moved to the
>>> foreground after such an modification?
>>> I write a lot of programs that write other programs, and this is a
>>> nuisance when engaged in so doing.
>>> Carl.

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