Now that we have our QByteArray, we use it to write to the file with QSaveFile::write(). If we were using a normal QFile, this would make the changes immediately. However, if a problem occurred partway through writing, the file would become corrupted. For this reason, QSaveFile works by first writing to a temporary file and then, when you call QSaveFile::commit() the changes are made to the actual file. commit() also closes the file.