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Re: Ownership and permissions of backup files

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: Re: Ownership and permissions of backup files
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 22:03:54 +0000
User-agent: Gnus (, GNU Emacs (

Kai Großjohann wrote:

> So if you want the backup file to belong to somebody other than the
> user running Emacs, you have to use Tramp for writing the backup
> file.

That's what I thought.

> Yes, I think it is best to include such a comment.  [time passes]
> Done in CVS.  WDYT?

It reads very clearly to me.

> (add-to-list 'backup-directory-alist (cons tramp-file-name-regexp nil))
> This ought to do the trick, but I haven't tested it.  Could you test
> it?

Works fine for me.

Many thanks, Kai.

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