Another question about file descriptions

When a file changes---like after editing a text file---the description is removed from the descript.ion file. this has bothered me for a long time. i would rather the descritions persist. is it possible to avoid that? DH

Hmmm... I think this is one of those cases where the application you're using to edit the file actually deletes the original then saves the current file in its place... or something like that?