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Re: oh, Local Variables are for emacs

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: oh, Local Variables are for emacs
Date: Thu, 04 Jul 2002 13:21:34 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090006 (Oort Gnus v0.06) Emacs/21.3.50 (ia64-suse-linux)

Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> writes:

|> $ cat .crontab
|> 12 6  * * 1-6 echo brush your teeth, etc.
|> # Local Variables:
|> # compile-command: "crontab .crontab"
|> # End:
|> Gentlemen, the average non-emacs user would be google-eyed when he saw
|> the mysterious "Local Variables" at the bottom of another's crontab or
|> whatever file.  Therefore, adding the word "Emacs"
|> # Emacs Local Variables:
|> # compile-command: "crontab .crontab"
|> # End:
|> should be allowed [maybe works already?]

It does (RTFM), except that the prefix must match on the other lines as


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