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Let' say I overwrite a text file named test.txt in KDE. KDE will make a copy of the old file and save it as test.txt~ in the same directory.

Is it possible to disable that? I make copies of the old files I need, so it's highly annoying to have every file in two versions.

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That's not KDE doing that, it's whichever editor you are using. Please add information about which app you are using to edit the files. –  ImaginaryRobots Jan 4 '12 at 17:25

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You can disable this by opening your editor of text, then go to preferences and disable automatic backup.

If you are using kedit, then go to settings > configure > disable backups when saving text.

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