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Re: get rid of leftover auto save #files#

From: address@hidden
Subject: Re: get rid of leftover auto save #files#
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 16:53:19 -0400
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Lowell Gilbert wrote:

> Kevin Dziulko <> writes:
>> When I decide to abandon changes made to a buffer.  I exit emacs without
>> saving the file.  It asks "Modified buffers exist; exit anyway?"  I
>> answer yes.  Now I have an auto save #file# file there.  How can I not
>> get these files in this scenario?  I want to keep auto save on because of
>> it's many benefits.
> I usually mark the file as unmodified before killing it.
> [M-~ in the default configuration]
> I suppose you could use the kill-buffer-hook or some related hook to
> do this automatically...

You could also use dired and type #. This will flag all the auto-save files 
for deletion. 



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