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task #11779: Weechat doesn't follow symlinks when saving conf files

Submitter:  Thomas Dziedzic <td123>
Submitted:  Wed 01 Feb 2012 08:47:06 PM UTC
Category:  config file Should Start On:  Wed 01 Feb 2012 12:00:00 AM UTC
Should be Finished on:  Wed 01 Feb 2012 12:00:00 AM UTC Priority:  * 5 - Normal
Status:  Done Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  flashcode Percent Complete:  100%
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Planned Release:  0.3.8 IRC nick:  td123
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Wed 01 Feb 2012 08:47:06 PM UTC, original submission:  

I have a separate ~/dotfiles folder where I keep my config files that I want to keep under git. I create a symlink under ~/.weechat/weechat.conf and point it to ~/dotfiles/weechat/weechat.conf

When I quit weechat, ~/.weechat/weechat.conf gets overwritten by an actual file instead of the contents of ~/dotfiles/weechat/weechat.conf getting overwritten.

This seems to be a problem with other conf files as well.

Thomas Dziedzic <td123>


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    2012-03-13 flashcode StatusNone Done
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