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Based on this Question I would like to know if it would be possible (and if so how) to save these auto-saved backup files into a specific or different folder.

As I'm using git as a revision control system and don't want always once I join a project to change the .gitignore file as this might be disliked to some extent.

  • @Rinzwind that is the obvious solution. But i was wondering if there could be something else as all my other colleagues either use an other editor (vim/Emacs, i don't really feel comfortable with them) or develop on windows! – Medi1Saif Feb 11 '16 at 9:55
  • @Medi1Saif don't commit changes to .gitignore. Stash and pop as needed. – muru Feb 11 '16 at 10:11
  • @muru sounds as an interesting hint, i never used stash/pop before but must check to what extent this is allowed, as we have some presetting for our repos! – Medi1Saif Feb 11 '16 at 10:16
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    You'll have to enable the "Save Actions" plugin under Tools, Plugin Manager. This is a built-in plug-in. – DK Bose Feb 11 '16 at 11:01
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    @DKBose it works fine... that was really helpful! – Medi1Saif Feb 11 '16 at 13:23
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No, you cannot do this with gedit. This was a declined feature request. It can apparently be done with a plugin, but such a plugin is not published - not that I can find, anyway,

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    Well i should have investigated in two different directions of course git has a solution with a local ignore -> .git/info/exclude which is a good workaround also stackoverflow.com/questions/1753070/…! – Medi1Saif Feb 11 '16 at 13:26

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