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Re: Thinking about changed buffers

From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Thinking about changed buffers
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2016 21:20:52 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

> For me, the full idiom is "SPC DEL C-x C-s" which I use to force Emacs
> to save the file.  I'm not sure exactly where/when I need it (it's too
> ingrained in muscle memory), but I think it's mostly when I edit a LaTeX
> document while it's being compiled, because running "pdflatex" takes
> enough time that I may end up saving a file before the end of the
> previous compilation is done, so the file's timstamps don't faithfully
> record the "freshness" of the output.

Now that you mention it, I remember doing that, too.  :-)

Does this perhaps mean that the interactive `C-x C-s' command should
always save the file, even if it's unchanged?  We've apparently all
taken to doing pointless modifications because we haven't found an easy
way to make Emacs re-save the file...

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