Why does the Editor change file extensions?

Rolf Lochbühler 8 years ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 8 years ago 3

I have Dropbox sync a .bib (BibTeX) file, since I'd like to be able to edit it on various devices. I assume the proper workflow is to open the file in Textastic using the menu in the Dropbox app. But when I do so, Textastic creates a copy of the file and also renames it to .a4d. Is this behavior intended?

This is a bug in iOS 6 in combination with a duplicate definition of the .cs extension in Textastic's info.plist file. I'll fix this in the next update.

Thanks. Meanwhile I found out that everything works as expected if I set up a connection to Dropbox from within Textastic. This renaming only seems to happen, when I open the file from the Dropbox app.

Yes, it is a problem with the "Open In" mechanism of iOS 6. It didn't happen in earlier versions of iOS as far as I am aware.