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Re: Auto-Save bug when file/directory no longer exists

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Auto-Save bug when file/directory no longer exists
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 18:50:36 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.91 (gnu/linux)

"Jay Cotton" <jay@fleeingrabbit.com> writes:

> When emacs attempts to auto-save a file, if that file or it's directory
> no longer exist (such as when a usb thumbdrive has been removed), an
> error is briefly displayed in the minibuffer:
>     Auto-saving <filename>: Opening output file: no such file or
> directory, <path>/#<filename>#
> The expected behavior is for this message to remain in the minibuffer.
> The actual behavior is that the message disappears very quickly (often
> before the user sees it), and is replaced by this message:
>   Auto-saving...done
> which falsely indicates that the file was successfully auto-save'd.
> M-x version:
> GNU Emacs (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600) of 2007-02-08 on

I've installed a fix to the trunk.  This seems like a less important
issue, let's see wait till after the 22.2 release before backporting
the fix to the Emacs 22 branch.

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