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Re: .newsrc-dribble autosave

From: Alan Smaill
Subject: Re: .newsrc-dribble autosave
Date: Sun, 06 Jul 2014 15:18:10 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.3 (gnu/linux)

Michael Heerdegen <> writes:

> akb427 <> writes:
>> In gnus, I am now sometimes getting the message "Buffer
>> .newsrc-dribble has shrunk a lot; auto save disabled in that buffer
>> until next real save"
> I don't know if this behavior is intended, but it doesn't seem very
> useful to me.

Presumably the idea is that if you have inadvertently deleted a big
chunk of the buffer, you should be warned before any previous backup
gets overwritten.

> The variable `auto-save-include-big-deletions` controls whether
> auto-save-mode is turned off when the buffer has shrunk a lot - the
> default is nil (meaning: turn off).
> Gnus would have to set the buffer local value of this var to non-nil to
> fix this.
> Michael.

Alan Smaill

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