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Re: tramp (2.0.39); backup file naming error (%backup% resulted)

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: tramp (2.0.39); backup file naming error (%backup% resulted)
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 21:59:05 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09002 (Oort Gnus v0.20) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Tim Connors <address@hidden> writes:

> I just read that, to see what is going wrong in my system.
> I have the lines in xemacs setup via the customize system in custom.el:
>  '(tramp-auto-save-directory "~/.trampautosave")
>  '(bkup-backup-directory-info (quote ((t "~/xemacs-backups/" ok-create
> full-path))) nil (backup-dir))
> But for quite some time now, autosave files have been going to my remote
> host, to the same directory as the file being edited. In fact, the last
> date on any file in ~/.trampautosave is Sep24 2001, despite currently
> having files open.

With XEmacs, you should use `auto-save-directory'.

> The backup directory has files in it, but they only seem to be updated
> once per xemacs session, rather than at every save, which is not what I
> expect, but may be as intended...
> In fact, the tramp docs mention (backup-directory-alist) - which doesn't
> even seem to exist according to apropos.

`bkup-backup-directory-info' is OK in the XEmacs case.

I've adapted Tramp's documentation in the CVS accordingly.

Best regards, Michael.

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