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Re: message auto-saving?

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: message auto-saving?
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2016 19:39:32 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Alan Schmitt <> writes:

> On 2016-03-24 10:51, Peter Münster <> writes:
>> On Thu, Mar 24 2016, Alan Schmitt wrote:
>>> I just had emacs crash, and I could recover almost all my files using
>>> their last autosave, with one exception: the email I was writing.
>> It was not in ~/News/drafts/drafts ?
> No, there was nothing there. I just waited until I save the "autosave"
> message for this current message, and I cannot find where this has been
> saved … I also looked into ~/Mail/drafts, which is where
> `message-auto-save-directory' points to, but it is not there. (The
> docstring for that variable says that this is the buffer where messages
> are saved if Gnus is not running, but I don't know where to look if Gnus
> is running.)
> Is there an equivalent of `message-auto-save-directory' for gnus?

Take a look at the `gnus-home-directory' and `gnus-directory' variables.
I don't know why there are two of those. In my case, I've got this set:

(setq gnus-home-directory "~/.emacs.d")

And my drafts are therefore found under

Hope that's helpful.

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