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[Bug-gnu-emacs] Re: C-x C-q more useful as toggle-read-only

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: [Bug-gnu-emacs] Re: C-x C-q more useful as toggle-read-only
Date: 19 Sep 2000 00:27:28 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.0807 (Gnus v5.8.7) Emacs/20.7

%% address@hidden (Stephen Gildea) writes:

  sg> I suspect that most people don't use C-x C-q.

I use it for checking out/in files all the time.

  sg> If they are looking at a read-only file, typing C-x C-q won't make
  sg> it writable unless it's under version control.

It makes the buffer writable, and when you save it Emacs will do
whatever it takes to write the buffer, including making the file
writable (although it changes the permissions back again).  So, although
it doesn't change the mode of the file it ultimately serves the same

I use this on read-only files outside of version control quite often.

  sg> Please change C-x C-q back to doing toggle-read-only.

Personally, I like it the way it is.

My $0.02.

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