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Re: Annoying "Delete excess backup versions of .recentf?" message

From: Stefan Bienert
Subject: Re: Annoying "Delete excess backup versions of .recentf?" message
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 17:29:04 +0200
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>> I just starte using the recentf function of Emacs and now I have a
>> little inconvenience with the backup system. Everytime I shutdown Emacs
>> (I know, one should never do it, but sometimes I have to turn of my
>> machine) I get this
>> Delete excess backup versions of .recentf?

> I use recentf, but I've never seen this message.
> Sounds like a backup setting problem to me. Don't you have a too
> high number set for kept versions?

well, I just have
(setq make-backup-files t)
(setq backup-directory-alist (quote ((".*" . "~/.emacs_backups/"))))

in my .emacs. Does this hurt?



Stefan Bienert
Zentrum fuer Bioinformatik
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