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bug#31636: 27.0.50; lockfile syntax searchable from info manual


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#31636: 27.0.50; lockfile syntax searchable from info manual
Date: Wed, 30 May 2018 05:42:33 +0300

> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
> From: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 29 May 2018 12:20:48 -0700
> 
> On the one hand this is low-level detail. On the other, it is 
> user-visible detail, e.g., when I use dired or 'ls' on a directory I'll 
> see the symlinks. So I'd be mildly inclined to see a brief mention in 
> the user manual with details as necessary in the elisp manual. The user 
> manual could say something simple like 'lock files are directory entries 
> whose names begin with ".#"'. If more details are needed, they could be 
> in the elisp manual (e.g., MS-Windows lock names are independent of lock 
> names of other systems).

OK, let's do it this way.

Thanks.





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