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RE: Reloading files

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: Reloading files
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2016 12:51:10 -0700 (PDT)

> Back in the olden days, hitting `C-x C-f RET' in a buffer visiting a
> file would reload the current file.

I think you mean "visit", not "load".  (Or else I don't understand.)

> Then this changed to `C-x C-f M-n', which is fine.

That happened after Emacs 20, by Emacs 22 at least.

> Has Emacs grown a new command for reliably reloading the current visited
> file that I'm just not able to find?  `revert-buffer' is not on any
> keys, and is way too chatty, anyway.  (And a bit scary.)

Sounds like you want `C-x C-v' (`find-alternate-file').  That does
more than revert the buffer, but it at least does that.

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