How can I save in gedit whilst using ubuntu 12.04 in virtualbox into a shared folder without ~ being added to the end of the file name?

If I try the answers suggested here then I cannot save at all. Instead I get the error:

Could not save the file /filepath/morefilepath/filename
Unexpected error: Error renaming temporary file: Text file busy
  • Do you want to save in a shared folder? – Wolf F. Oct 16 '14 at 13:44
  • Yes. I should add that to the question. – Reluctant_Linux_User Oct 16 '14 at 13:46
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    Sounds like a bug in gedit when writing to a place where its locks don't work. – Jay _silly_evarlast_ Wren Oct 16 '14 at 13:47
  • Any thoughts would be welcome even if I need a new file editor. I have no clue about Linux. – Reluctant_Linux_User Oct 16 '14 at 13:59
  • I think that it is normal. Are you sure that you have access to read file system you talk about.. – MURATSPLAT Oct 16 '14 at 14:02

That's a known bug for a long time (Nautilus and Gedit): Inability to overwrite files in shared folders from Nautilus and other means

There are a few more bug reports /tickets for virtualbox and gnome. Just google around. Seems that this issue won't be fixed...

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