Always Append Extension
Brian D last edited by
Currently in notepad++ there is the option to append an extension but this doesn’t seem to work if the file already contains a period which would denote an extension to follow usually. Is there a way to force it to always append the extension to the end of the file? If not is that a possible toggle that could be added so “append extension” and then if enabled “always append extension” shows up if you really want to go that far?
PeterJones last edited by PeterJones
If I type
blahwith “append extension” enabled, it calls it
blah.txtwhen saved, which is the exact behavior I would desire.
And in Windows OS, if you type
blah.(with the period), that is the way of telling Windows OS “I want the extension portion to be empty: that is, NO EXTENSION, I MEAN IT” … so if the developer were to take your advice, and say “if the user types period, which is the OS’s defined way of specifying no extension, I should ignore the defined behavior and instead use something that is completely nonstandard after 30+ years of DOS/Windows backward compatibilty”, that seems a rather strange option. Especially since all you have to do is not type the period if you want Notepad++ to apply the extension.
If you mean, "I want to enter
blah.xyz, and have it save it as
blah.xyz.txt, then at that point, just type a couple extra characters. It’s not that onerous: but that’s just my opinion – and since this Community Forum is made up of users, and is not official feature-request tracking, that’s all you will get here in the forum, is opinions and workarounds; the FAQ in the forum explains where to go for actually submitting a feature request to the development team.