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bug#3625: save-some-buffers won't buzz off and let me just visit a file


From: Sven Joachim
Subject: bug#3625: save-some-buffers won't buzz off and let me just visit a file
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2009 10:44:53 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.94 (gnu/linux)

On 2009-06-20 05:43 +0200, address@hidden wrote:

> C-x s runs the command save-some-buffers,
> which will ask
>   Type SPC or `y' to save the current buffer;
>   DEL or `n' to skip the current buffer;
>   RET or `q' to give up on the save (skip all remaining buffers);
>   C-g to quit (cancel the whole command);
>   ! to save all remaining buffers;
>   C-r to view this buffer;
>   d to view changes in this buffer;
>   or . (period) to save the current buffer and exit.
> But nowhere in that list is there a choice to just let you visit that
> buffer. E.g.,
>   C-r to view this buffer;
> still "waits out there in the parking lot (minibuffer) with the engine
> running, waiting for you to come back out. He just won't buzz-off."

This was done on purpose because somebody had complained about the
difficulties of recursive editing which is probably the only feasible
way to visit the buffer in this situation.  See bug #381¹.

Sven


¹ http://emacsbugs.donarmstrong.com/381





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