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Re: Cannot save buffer *message*

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Cannot save buffer *message*
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 13:12:56 +0200 (IST)

On Thu, 18 Oct 2001, Ulrich Windl wrote:

> Sometimes emacs creates buffers named ``*something*'' which it tries to
> save maybe. However it seems Windows/NT 4.0 refuses to create file names
> with stars in them. So maybe the OS-dependent setup should use a 
> different
> file name pattern, like ``%something%'' or ``!something!''.

This already works in the current sources (the most prominent case with 
such names is "*mail*").  I thought it already worked in Emacs 20.7 as 
well, but maybe not; I don't have the old sources handy to look.  Did you 
actually see the problem in version 20.7, or on another machine with an 
older version?

One thing that isn't entirely clear from your report is what exactly 
causes the problem to appear.  Can you post a full recipe for reproducing 
the problem, starting with "emacs -q"?  In particular, I think Emacs will 
never save such buffers, but perhaps you are talking about auto-save?

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