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Re: something.tex changed on disk; really edit the buffer?

From: Alexander Baier
Subject: Re: something.tex changed on disk; really edit the buffer?
Date: Mon, 06 Oct 2014 19:03:43 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130008 (Ma Gnus v0.8) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

On 2014-10-06 17:01 wrote:
> Hi!
> I am using Aquamacs with AUCTeX and Skim to edit and view LaTeX
> documents.  It used to work just fine but when I upgraded to version
> 3.0a (based on Emacs 24), I started to get these sorts of messages.
> Specifically, I will have run LaTeX using the button at the top.  Then
> I will try to start editing again.
> At the bottom of the frame I will get my first message, "Something.tex
> changed on disk; really edit the buffer? (y,n,r or C-h)" I press "y"
> to keep editing.
> Then when I go to run LaTeX again, a dialog box pops up saying,
> "something.tex has changed since visited or saved.  Save anyway?"  I
> click on the "Yes" button to run LaTeX.
> Immediately I will get at the bottom of the frame, "something.tex
> changed on disk; really edit the buffer? (y,n,r or C-h)".  I press
> "y".
> And then it's fine again for a little while!
> There is a thread about this already on the Aquamacs group:
> There was some suggestion that it might be related to use of a file
> hosting service like Dropbox, and it's true I used to have Dropbox
> installed.  But I uninstalled it some time ago (because I thought that
> might resolve this problem).
> David Reitter (author of Aquamacs) says it is not a problem of his
> making and that I might have better luck asking here.

I think you get this warning/error/question when something outside of
emacs' control has edited the file you are trying to edit. As a
workaround you might try to turn on auto-revert-mode.

Alexander Baier

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