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no bookmark for buffers not associated with files

From: Miguel Frasson
Subject: no bookmark for buffers not associated with files
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2003 10:18:50 +0200 (MEST)

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In GNU Emacs 21.3.2 (i386-pc-linux-gnu, X toolkit)
 of 2003-08-13 on raven, modified by Debian
configured using `configure  i386-linux --prefix=/usr 
--sharedstatedir=/var/lib --libexecdir=/usr/lib --localstatedir=/var/lib 
--infodir=/usr/share/info --mandir=/usr/share/man --with-pop=yes 
--with-x=yes --with-x-toolkit=athena --without-toolkit-scroll-bars 
Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: nil
  value of $LC_COLLATE: nil
  value of $LC_CTYPE: nil
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: nil
  value of $LC_MONETARY: nil
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: nil
  value of $LC_TIME: nil
  value of $LANG: C
  locale-coding-system: nil
  default-enable-multibyte-characters: t

Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
and the precise symptoms of the bug:

I like the emacs bookmark system. Most of the times I use it for one
session of emacs. When one sets bookmarks, it seems the position is saved
for future sessions. However, sometimes I want to use C-x r m in some
buffers not associated with files, like *scratch*. Why not just set the
bookmark (that works with C-x r b), and since there is no file associated,
just do not save for future session, instead of just give the error

In next input I failed to make a keyboard macro due to this "feature" of



Recent input:
<up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> 
<up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <return> 
<return> <up> C-x ( C-s { l a b e l <right> <left> 
<backspace> <backspace> <backspace> <backspace> <backspace> 
C-x r m C-g C-g <M-backspace> <M-backspace> <M-backspace> 
<M-backspace> <M-backspace> C-x C-w l i x o . t x t 
<return> <up> <up> <help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> 
<help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> 
<help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> <menu-bar> <help-menu> 
<report-emacs-bug> C-g <help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> 
<help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> 
C-x r C-g C-g C-g <help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> 
<help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> <menu-bar> <help-menu> 

Recent messages:
Mark saved where search started
Loading bookmark...done
bookmark-set: Buffer not visiting a file or directory
keyboard-quit: Quit [2 times]
Undo! [5 times]
Loading iso-acc...done
iso-accents-mode is turned off
Wrote /home/knoppix/lixo.txt
Loading emacsbug...done
byte-code: Quit
keyboard-quit: Quit [2 times]

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