This bug report is more like a minor enhancement in the process of file restoration during desktop-restore.
@Juanma, Stefan: I am copying you guys to review this as this section of desktop.el has commits made by you the most. (PS: vc-region-history is awesome!)
I use the *Messages* buffer at startup as a check that everything's good in my config.
But as I use desktop save/restore in my workflow, I also get stuff like
Note: file is write protected [2 times]
Note: file is write protected [19 times]
Note: file is write protected
Note: file is write protected [3 times]
Finally after much digging I had figured out that it is `desktop-restore-file-buffer` that is causing this.
I understand that "file is write protected" and other warning are useful to the user when they are doing find-file interactively. But in this scenario, they just add clutter in the *Messages* buffer and provide no useful debug info.
The patch that I am proposing in this report has been living in my emacs config since Nov 2014! and I have not seen a single bad side-effect of that. I hope this get merged into the master.
===== patch start
From e5fdf14a387248c282abd94effe7f97be51340b5 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:50:38 -0400
Subject: [PATCH] No find-file warnings during desktop-restore
* lisp/desktop.el (desktop-restore-file-buffer): Do not print warnings
when files are being opened during desktop restore.
lisp/desktop.el | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
diff --git a/lisp/desktop.el b/lisp/desktop.el
index 1f460b7..df4ff55 100644
@@ -1402,7 +1402,7 @@ desktop-restore-file-buffer
(cdr (assq 'buffer-file-coding-system
- (buf (find-file-noselect buffer-filename)))
+ (buf (find-file-noselect buffer-filename :nowarn)))
(error (pop-to-buffer buf)))
In GNU Emacs 22.214.171.124 (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.24.23)
Repository revision: 6192b6c3a4374b2cb6e02ca865e1899a04a7f7dc
Windowing system distributor 'The X.Org Foundation', version 11.0.60900000
System Description: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation release 6.6 (Santiago)