GnuCash <nofile> Opens Dirty?

David Carlson david.carlson.417 at
Sat Feb 3 08:41:43 EST 2018


I think that a non-existent file with no data is not the same as a file
that has been created with no data.  A created file has some structure and
some defaults set.  GnuCash is thus saying that it is not a properly saved
file with no data.

David C

On Sat, Feb 3, 2018 at 1:56 AM, David T. via gnucash-devel <
gnucash-devel at> wrote:

> Hello,
> When I open GnuCash with no file (i.e., “gnucash --nofile”), I find that
> if I immediately attempt to open a different file or exit the program
> altogether (i.e., without doing anything to the current session), I am
> warned that all changes to the current file will be lost. Given that I: a)
> have made no changes, and b) have “nofile” open at the time, this dialog is
> absurd.
> GnuCash should NOT consider “nofile” to be dirty, and thus should NOT ask
> that I save “nofile”. I don’t see any bugs filed for this.
> David
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