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Re: could you please help me with my problem

From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: could you please help me with my problem
Date: 22 May 2001 18:41:26 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090004 (Oort Gnus v0.04) Emacs/21.0.104

On Tue, 22 May 2001, Chris Bildfell wrote:

> Once the file called "filename" has been auto-saved I type the
> propper keystrokes to exit the editor without saving the changes in
> the buffer:
> C-x C-c
> n
> yes
> <ret>
> when this is complete the program is closed properly.
> this is where the problem occurs...
> when i check the contents of the directory using the command:
> ls -l | more
> not only does the auto-saved file "#filename#" appear but also
> another file called ".#filename ->
> bildfell@phobos.astro.uwo.ca.'some number':1"

This is a lock file.  With the lock file, Emacs can see whether
somebody else is editing the file.

Clearly, it is a bug that Emacs fails to delete the lockfile on exit.

kai (hopes he's right about that "clearly" part)
~/.signature: No such file or directory

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