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[Gnu-arch-users] Re: those pesty .#blah emacs symlinks

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: those pesty .#blah emacs symlinks
Date: 30 Apr 2004 19:09:36 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

> Not a solution, but a tentative explanation: since Emacs
> doesn't really crash (does it?). I have observed this to
> hapen quite frequently when editting over ssh sessions
> tunneled through a firewall. Maximum inactivity period
> passes, link falls down and there you have it.

Hmm... so Emacs should die after receiving a signal like SIGHUP or
somesuch, so it has plenty of occasion to remove the .#foo files.
Maybe a bug report is in order.


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