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Re: ! in Dired--what was the outcome?

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: ! in Dired--what was the outcome?
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 18:37:17 +0200
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Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

> Andreas Schwab <address@hidden> writes:
>>> For example C-x C-s M-! cp {} {}.save RET before starting to make
>>> possibly hazardous changes...
>> M-x copy-file
> I usually just use `find-alternate-file' (after saving):  C-x C-v RET
> Which forces the backup system to start a new backup at that point.

And thows away undo information.  Just use C-u C-x C-s to force a backup.


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