[Qgis-developer] Project temp file archive bit.

G. Garibaldi digitalmaps at cox.net
Wed Jul 23 13:45:33 PDT 2014

Every day I increment the Julian date on the project file I work on. So 
MyIncredibleProject.qgs file becomes, for example today's Julian 
calendar date, 203MyIncredibleProject.qgs. Tomorrow the first thing I do 
will be to increment the file to 204MyIncredibleProject.qgs and so on.

Each day I archive the previous day's file to DVD. On January 1st, 2015 
I will start a new DVD and file the 2014 data away.

Such an elaborate backup scheme became necessary in my case due to the 
complexity of my project which involves dozens of layers of varying data 
types and the regular trashing of the project file by QGIS.

An option to do away with the automatic backup file would be nice. I'll 
take it from there.

I'm a big boy, I can tie my own shoelaces.

I am very happy with 2.4.

On 7/23/2014 2:23 PM, Jürgen E. Fischer wrote:
> Hi G,
> On Wed, 23. Jul 2014 at 12:20:56 -0500, G. Garibaldi wrote:
>> For some reason a project temp file or a backup file using the extension
>> .qgs~ is showing up in my projects directory with QGIS 2.4 Win 7 64 bit.
> It's not a temp file. It's backup of version of the project file (or better put
> the renamed original).
>> The "xcopy *.qgs" command I use for archival purposes is catching the
>> .qgs~ file as well.
>> This behavior is different from every QGIS version up to at least 2.18 that I
>> have used, for at least the last 5 years.  Why has this changed?
> We are still at 2.4 and the backup file was introduced in November 2013.
>> Could it be put back like it was? Does anybody have a workaround?  Is there a
>> switch somewhere to put the temp file in another subdirectory (I did a casual
>> search for this but couldn't find one)?
> What's the problem with having a second backup copy?
> Jürgen

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