GnuCash <nofile> Opens Dirty?

David Carlson david.carlson.417 at
Sat Feb 3 08:54:06 EST 2018

I just had that experience as I was not logged in to my file server when I
started GnuCash and I still think that my earlier comment is true.  GnuCash
is offering to save the empty file. The interesting thing, though, is that
because the file was unnamed it did not have a asterisk in the filename
space on the top banner.

David C

On Sat, Feb 3, 2018 at 7:41 AM, David Carlson <david.carlson.417 at>

> David,
> 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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