Empty backup directory

Paul A. Rubin parubin73 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 26 14:17:07 UTC 2021

On 6/26/21 3:29 AM, Daniel wrote:
> Hi,
> After installing LyX, the backup directory is empty (Preferences > 
> Paths). Does that mean that no backups are created by default or that 
> the backups are created even though "Backup documents, every ... 
> minutes" is checked (Preferences > Look & Feel > Document Handling) 
> (btw. Look & Feel seems a misnomer for backup settings). Or is a 
> backup created in the directory of the lyx file (the title bar shows a 
> directory even for new not yet saved files, so I suppose these files 
> are backup there as well)?
> Daniel
My backup directory path is empty and LyX automatically creates backups 
in the document's directory. The backups have the extension .lyx~, so 
they are considered "hidden files" by Mint, Ubuntu and I suspect other 
Linux distros.


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