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Re: backup method

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: backup method
Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2005 16:06:34 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

> I am not _sure_, but I have the impression that `temporary-file-directory'
> was exactly intended for portability reasons.  I believe that it was
> intended to be the "normal" place for the OS to put temporary files.
> You normally do not have to customize it because the code you quoted
> normally gets it right.  If it gets it wrong, you have to customize it.

No, temporary-file-directory points to the directory where *Emacs* should
put its temporary files.  What Han's problem suggests is that we may want to
add some variable that points to the director*ies* whose files should be
considered "temporary".


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