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Re: emacs should warn before editing a backup~ file~


From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: emacs should warn before editing a backup~ file~
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 22:20:49 GMT

address@hidden (Roland Winkler) wrote:
> (defun toggle-read-only-backup ()
>   "Make backup files read-only."
>   (if (string-match "~$" buffer-file-name)
>       (toggle-read-only 1)))
> (add-hook 'find-file-hooks 'toggle-read-only-backup)

Good idea, but the doc string is misleading: the file isn't made read
only, the buffer is.  And it will work on nonstandard configurations if
you use backup-file-name-p instead of string-match.

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