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Re: Ownership and permissions of backup files

From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: Ownership and permissions of backup files
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 21:59:03 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090017 (Oort Gnus v0.17) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Glenn Morris <address@hidden> writes:

> Perhaps this is my fault. Maybe I should be using something like this:
> (setq backup-directory-alist '(("^/su:root.*" . "/root/.emacs.d/backups")
>                                ("." . "/home/gmorris/.emacs.d/backups")))

Stupid question: does it work if you use
"/su:address@hidden:/root/.emacs.d/backups" instead of

It would be nice if Emacs just did what you meant, but I'm afraid
that is a little difficult.  Do you have any idea, conceptually, how
to achieve the right behavior?
A preposition is not a good thing to end a sentence with.

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