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bug#15902: 24.3.50; Auto-save file not deleted when quitting Emacs (and
bug#15902: 24.3.50; Auto-save file not deleted when quitting Emacs (and saying "don't save")
Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:26:56 +0100
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (windows-nt)
Stefan Monnier wrote:
>> where you left it saved: you (have to) see the message "please recover
>> your file" (while the file wasn't damaged at the first place), and
>> then decide what to do.
> Indeed, you have to see a message. And after seeing this message,
> you obviously have to decide what to do with it. One option is to
> simply disregard the message and move on. The message doesn't tell you
> that you *have* to recover the file.
> It says "%s has auto save data; consider M-x recover-this-file" to remind
> you about the existence of this auto-save data, in case you didn't know
> or forgot about it.
The message "%s has auto save data; consider M-x recover-this-file" is useful
for modifications which I could potentially loose because of an Emacs crash, a
power failure, a kill -9 of Emacs, and so on... No doubt about the usefulness
of the auto-save feature.
My point is just that, when I quit Emacs and answer a full "yes" (even the
3-char version of the prompt!) to say that _I don't want my modifications to be
saved_, I prefer not be bothered, later, by that message and those questions
about what to do in that particular case.
For example, when I open some files after 3 weeks, how will I know that, for
some of them, I explicitly disregarded the changes when leaving Emacs (and
should ignore the message), while, for others, I did not intend to loose the
modifications, and I would need to recover them?
bug#15902: 24.3.50; Auto-save file not deleted when quitting Emacs (and saying "don't save"), Nicolas Richard, 2013/11/16
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