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SaveAs or file naming with version appended

Cecil Ward 7 years ago in General updated 7 years ago 2

I'd love a way of saving multiple versions of a document more easily and safely. Firstly, a no-overwrite lock would be good, so that all edits write to a new _copy_ of an existing document, to save me from myself so I don't overwrite existing work. Secondly either an easier SaveAs or an easier way of making a copy of a doc before I start editing, preferably by creating a writeable copy of a file that uses a filename that is version number suffixed or date suffixed, something like either

mydoc.txt;3 mydoc,txt;4 - (VAX/VMS-style), or

mydoc-2016-12-01.txt or


Any thoughts on some of these possibilities? A per-file read-only marker would be fantastic. And just something to duplicate an existing document easily so I can safely work on a new copy of a doc without overwriting the old version would be great. It would be very good if I could get Textastic to create a working copy of an existing document with a new name of my choice by remote-controlling it using the URL command mechanism.