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Re: Changing name format for backup files

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: Changing name format for backup files
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:26:17 +0100
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Nick Helm <> writes:

> I do something similar to `make-auto-save-file-name' to achieve the
> same result for auto save files.
> Redefining core functions seems like a pretty heavy handed approach to the
> problem though. Is there better way to achieve the same result? Or perhaps
> there's a user option I missed in the manual?

For overriding how a function work, see defadvice.

However, often there are variables that control how some feature works.
For your case, those seems to apply:

C-h v make-backup-file-name-function
C-h v auto-save-file-name-transforms

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