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Re: message auto-saving?

From: Alan Schmitt
Subject: Re: message auto-saving?
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2016 08:56:28 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (darwin)

On 2016-03-24 19:55, Emanuel Berg <> writes:

> Eric S Fraga <> writes:
>>>> Great idea! I've found it. It's in
>>>> ~/.emacs/.cache/auto-save/site. I would never have
>>>> thought to look there.
>>> But more importantly, Gnus should know to
>>> look there!
>> And what a strange place for auto-save files to end
>> up? It's definitely not a default that I can find on
>> my system...
> On my system, .emacs isn't even a directory but
> a file.

Sorry, I should had copied and pasted the path, instead of doing it by
hand. It's in .emacs.d/.cache/…

> To the OP: what system do you use? and did you
> configure it? were you able to replicate this
> situation using 'emacs -Q' or otherwise running it
> with a minimum of inits?

I guess this is the point where I admit I've been using Spacemacs for
the last few weeks. Looking at its code, I see that it is setting
`auto-save-list-file-prefix' to that place (with the exception of the
"site" suffix).

Thanks again to everyone,


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