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Re: [Orgmode] a small remember suggestion

From: Alan E. Davis
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] a small remember suggestion
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 00:22:31 +1000

Wasn't going to say anything but at risk of sticking my foot in my mouth:

I learned that the convention for naming backups in Emacs is they end in ~.  Is it possible that if this is done, Emacs will automatically use the mechanism that is available to keep a given number of old versions and a given number of new versions?  For example, I have this in my .emacs:

(setq kept-old-versions 2)
(setq kept-new-versions 4)
(setq delete-old-versions t)

Alan Davis

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On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 9:29 PM, Carsten Dominik <address@hidden> wrote:

On Mar 24, 2009, at 4:29 AM, Samuel Wales wrote:

On Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 08:16, Carsten Dominik <address@hidden> wrote:
I have now added a variable `org-remember-backup-directory'.
Set this to a directory, and every remember buffer
you create will end up in a separate file, with date
and time in the file name, so that you can always recover.

That is perfect.  Thank you.

Note that, if you use remember frequently, you will create
a lot of these files.  So maybe we need to think of an expiry
mechanism?  Like, remove any files older than a few days?

As one possibility, how about removing the file once the contents are
successfully moved to their target locations?

Of course!  I will do that.

After that,

(when (plusp number)
 (message "you have %s saved remember files" number))

Hmmm.   When should this happen?  Not after a
successful remember process, I'd say.....

- Carsten

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