Can you edit a script file externally without breaking the .meta file?

I am using external version control, and each script file has the .meta file for it. I am curious if I can just open the .cs script file and edit it in something like TextEdit, or NotePad for a quick edit, and not break anything when I go to open the solution back in unity.

Is this ok to do?


Yes, it should be fine. What you are doing is, in effect, the same thing monodevelop is doing.

This doesn’t count for external version control though. You have to be careful with that and set it up correctly.