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bug#17148: 23.1; Revert Buffer

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: bug#17148: 23.1; Revert Buffer
Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:04:28 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

tags 17148 - notabug
fixed 17148 24.4

Glenn Morris <address@hidden> writes:

> Michael Albinus wrote:
>> Emacs is not notified, when a file changes its state outside Emacs. Only
>> prior to writing to a file Emacs checks, whether a file has changed on disk.
> Why can't the revert-buffer menu-item check the file mode bits match,
> the same way it verifies the modtime? IMO it should just call
> file-attributes once, and use that to check time and permissions.

Hmm, I wanted to implement something with file notifications.

However, surprisingly this problem is reproducible in Emacs 23, but it
is NOT reproducible with Emacs 24.3.50. This is because
`revert-buffer-function' is set to `revert-buffer--default' since last

My analysis was wrong, but the result (not a bug) is somehow right for
Emacs 24.3. We shall changed that to "Fixed in 24.4", 'tho.

Best regards, Michael.

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