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huge files in ~/.emacs.d/auto-save-list/

From: Kevin Layer
Subject: huge files in ~/.emacs.d/auto-save-list/
Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 13:39:13 -0700

I just deleted 2.7 GB (yes, you read that right) of files in the above
named directory.  Wow.  

The size and contents of 98% of the files in that directory look OK
(all less than 2K and are a series of pathnames, one per line).  Some
of the files, however, are really enormous.  They all start out OK,
but have complete garbage in them after a certain point.  Sometimes
mail messages.  Sometimes binary data.

I've seen this on several machines around here, and under several
users accounts, so it is not isolated to my .emacs/uid.

Anyone else seen this?  I found only one reference in google
(http://ww.telent.net/diary/2004/7/#4.78600) to the problem.  It's
rather hard to search using ".saves-", unfortunately.

I can easily write a cron job to clean up the problem, but it feels
like a pretty bad bug to me.


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