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Annoying symlinks/autosave-files when finding a file


From: Thorsten Jolitz
Subject: Annoying symlinks/autosave-files when finding a file
Date: Fri, 07 Feb 2014 14:36:40 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Hi List, 

after reinstalling Archlinux and updating Emacs I have a problem with
opening files:

,-----------------------------------------
| -rw-r--r--  1 me grp 14143  4. Nov 2012
|     myFile.l
| lrwxrwxrwx  1 me grp    22  7. Feb 14:17
|    .#myFile.l -> address@hidden:1391769432
`-----------------------------------------

In dired, the moment I open a file, a symlink to this file is
created. When doing  C-x s (save-some-buffers) I'm queried if I want to
save "myFile.l", although I did not touch it yet (besides finding
it). If I say "Yes", the file is shown as modified in 'git status' but
there is actually no visible diff to the current HEAD (no wonder, since
I did not touch the file content yet). 

When Emacs auto-saves periodically, a new file #myFile.l# is created, so
finally I end up with "myFile.l", "#myFile.l#" and ".#myFile.l -> ..."
(turned into a link to a non existing target) which is quite annoying -
especially considering that nothing special happened, I just opened a
file for editing (no crash or so).

I did not have this problem before, what might be the culprit?

PS

#+begin_src emacs-lisp
(message "%s" (emacs-version))
#+end_src

#+results:
: GNU Emacs 24.3.1 (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.10.7)
:  of 2014-01-28 on var-lib-archbuild-extra-x86_64-juergen

-- 
cheers,
Thorsten




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