Version: (using KDE KDE 3.2.1)
Installed from: Compiled From Sources
A lot of KDE tools employs some convention of creating and naming backup/previous files. For instance kate creates files ended with tilde (like myfile.c~) while KFileReplace adds .old suffix.
It would be nice if single convention for such a names would be defined, documented and used by KDE applications. And it seems to me that adding ~ is better than adding .old (if we choose between the two I found), as the normal user is unlikely to create name like mydoc.txt~ while he or she can invent name like mydoc.txt.old.
This bug is somehow related to the bug 79248
Additional thought: in fact, whatever their name is, blahblah~ or blahblah.old pollute working directories and are rarely used. It could be good idea to allow for keeping them in some special directory (say /x/y/z/v.txt~ is kept in <backups-dir>/x/y/z/v.txt).
What about handling backups in a way similar to KDE trash-can (together with some GUI to revert to the backup)?
This wish (the initial part of it) is fulfilled. We have KSaveFile::backupFile nowadays, and it uses "~" for simple backup files [configurable using a hidden config key, but at least it's KDE-standard now].
Bug KFileReplace so that they use the same :)
Comment #1 is a much bigger wish, too much for me to even think about right now :) KOffice has such an option though.
Let's call it fixed then. :)