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Re: backup-enable-predicate docs & special treatment of /tmp inelegant


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: backup-enable-predicate docs & special treatment of /tmp inelegant
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 09:41:43 +0200

> From: Dan Jacobson <address@hidden>
> Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.bug
> Date: 24 Jan 2001 12:24:56 +0800
> 
> but both don't say to the basic user how to stop making /tmp a special
> case.

You need to write your own version of the function.

> Also is there still point to give /tmp special treatment these days of
> bigger disks?

Yes, there is: /tmp is frequently full of temporary files (which are
purged on a regular basis), which makes its filesystem quite full.

> It seems quite inelegant, too OS specific

OS-independent specification is part of the next release.

> P.S., if I do as Eli says an use a real address, will my modem bills
> go up downloading lots of spam from ISP?

I was talking about spam sent to your private address.  Spam you get
from public forums in unaffected by whether or not you use a correct
>From address.



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