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New Atom package for safe CircuitPython editing #circuitpython

Atom is a popular multi-platform text editor, with excellent Python support, great for use with CircuitPython. But out of the box it may not edit files on a CIRCUITPY drive safely, because it doesn’t force all the data in a file to be written out immediately to the drive when you save. We’ve created a simple Atom package, fsync-on-save, to do this for you. This package replaces an older one, circuitpython-force-to-drive, which is now obsolete and has been deleted. The older package didn’t handle CIRCUITPY drives that had been renamed to some other name.

This immediate-write problem is only an issue on Windows and Linux. MacOS always writes out all the data to CIRCUITPY immediately, without help, so you don’t need fsync-on-save on MacOS. For more information about safe editing, check out this section on editing code in the Welcome to CircuitPython Learn Guide.


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