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Re: [h-e-w] Offline files and delayed writing

From: Stephen Leake
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Offline files and delayed writing
Date: 03 Feb 2005 16:55:07 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3

Brian Elmegaard <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi Group
> I have an annoying problem with emacs on my laptop. All the files I
> work on are on a network drive, so when I am offline they are located
> in a compressed form in the CSC directory and the directories and
> files I see are their unzipped form. 
> This gives me a problem when saving a file in emacs (and the matlab
> editor btw). When I press C-x C-s the file is saved, but the save is
> not immediately reflected in the directory listing. First the file has
> to compressed, then written onto the hard disk and after a while the
> directory is updated. This fools emacs to think that the file has been
> saved outside by another application. 

It has!

> The file is reverted and the whole undo history is deleted.

You must have some sort of "auto-revert" feature turned on. Try
turning it off.

> Can this be avoided?

One solution is to use CVS to transfer the files between your local
drive and the network drive. 

That's a little more complicated for you.
> tia,
> -- 
> Brian (remove the sport for mail)

-- Stephe

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