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Re: How to disable auto save on Emacs 26.1

From: tomas
Subject: Re: How to disable auto save on Emacs 26.1
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2018 16:49:27 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Thu, Oct 04, 2018 at 09:10:27AM -0400, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> > The files with the tilde at the end are (typically) backup files.
> Indeed.
> > They are supposed to survive the session and give you a "previous
> > state" to fall back to should your session do a catastrophic thing.
> No, they're not meant to handle crashes but rather pilot errors

Correct. Actually that was what I was trying to say (but didn't manage).
You delete (by mistake) the whole thing. Then save. Oops. That kind of

> > The "auto save" file name would rather look like ".#Makefile", and the
> No, the .#foo "files" are the symlinks used as "lock files" to indicate
> that the file is being edited by an Emacs session (can be disabled by
> setting `create-lockfiles`).
> The autosave files have names of the form #foo#

Oh. Thanks for the clarification...

-- t

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