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Re: Files that begin with a period

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Files that begin with a period
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2008 09:07:44 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

> I installed today in several Lisp files, including in the `lisp/org'
> directory, changes that run file names which supply values to
> defcustom's through `convert-standard-filename'.  This is for when
> Emacs runs on 8+3 (a.k.a. DOS) filesystems that do not allow file
> names with a leading period.  (On modern filesystems,
> `convert-standard-filename' leaves the file name intact.)

It would probably be good to try and use user-emacs-directory for those
file names.


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