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Why it’s Easier to Recover Unsaved Documents in Kate than GEdit

Kate has a feature that lets it recover your unsaved work from crashes and system crashes. When you make changes to a saved file on a local or remote file system in Kate, it auto-saves a swap-recovery file. The swap file contains all the differences between the original file on disk and the unsaved working copy you’re editing in Kate. It’s auto-saved to disk every 15 seconds.