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won't save edits (5 posts)

  • Started 1 month ago by Louise
  • Latest reply 4 weeks ago from Louise
  • Louise Member

    I've recently moved to a new version of Fetch (5.8.2) on a new Mac (OS 11.4). When I try to edit a text file--something I did happily for years on a former Mac, same server--it acts as if everything is fine, but the edited file isn't uploaded to the server.

    Posted 1 month ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi,

    What editor are you using? Have you tried restarting your Mac?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 1 month ago #

  • Louise Member

    Well, I'll be jiggered. I've been editing with SubEthaEdit 5 (formerly used 3.5); restarting is a non-issue because I shut down nightly and it took a few weeks before I realized this is a recurring problem.

    Now I just tried with BBEdit ... and it worked as intended. Tested on several different filetypes, all work.

    Wonder why?

    Posted 1 month ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi,

    My best guess is that this has to do with some of the security features that Apple has added to recent versions of macOS. Applications like SubEthaEdit and BBEdit need permission to send Apple Events to other applications; e.g. they need permission to send an Apple Event to Fetch to say "this file has been changed, upload it". You can view the relevant security settings in System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Automation. You should see entries for BBEdit and SubEthaEdit, with Fetch listed under each.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 weeks ago #

  • Louise Member

    Aha! In fact BBEdit is listed, but SubEthaEdit isn't, and I don't see a way to add it manually. (It also isn't on the Files & Folders list, although Fetch and BBEdit are.) So I guess it goes on the list of Issues To Raise with SEE.

    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

    Posted 4 weeks ago #

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