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Re: long filename fools diff-backup?

From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: Re: long filename fools diff-backup?
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2003 07:31:05 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

RMS> but I can't guess what it is.  Can you debug it?

I now believe maybe that if a .backups dir exists, diff-backup then
doesn't check for xxxx~ style backups.  It thinks all backups are made
by emacs, and doesn't look for simpler backup file names made by other
programs... At least after loading my

Perhaps try:
mkdir .backups
touch a a~
wget  http://jidanni.org/comp/emacs.txt
emacs -l emacs.txt . #which requires backup-dir.el
put cursor on "a" and hit M-=

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