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Lots of editors do this for ages... there seems to be an option to autosave documents in gedit for long, maybe it should be enabled by default though...

Auto-save isn’t quite the same. It’s more similar to how saving works in Apple TextEdit. TextEdit is paired with file versioning, so you can restore previous versions.

GEdit’s auto-save can cause dataloss: say you make an edit, don’t save your work, quit GEdit, and then later regret the edit. You can’t restore the original.

Kate doesn’t every auto-save or overwrite your originals. It just keeps a copy of your working copy on disk in case it quits unexpectedly before you have decided whether to save or discard the changes.

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