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Re: How avoid auto-save problems

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: How avoid auto-save problems
Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 16:25:15 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Harry Putnam <address@hidden> writes:

> when I use emacs to ssh into a remote host as root (through tramp) I
> see this message every little while:
>   Auto-saving...
>   Auto-saving findsnp: Couldn't find exit status of `((test -e 
> /root/bin/address@hidden || test -h /root/bin/address@hidden) && 
> /usr/bin/stat -c '(("%N") %h %u %g %X.0 %Y.0 %Z.0 %s.0 "%A" t %i.0 -1)' 
> /root/bin/address@hidden || echo nil)'
> I guess it has something to do with not having permission where ever
> emacs is attempting to save?  Or is it something else?
> When the message comes up, it freezes the emacs session for a few
> moments.  Very annoying when you are trying type at full speed.
> What can I do about it? (redirect the save action?)

,--------------- C-h v tramp-auto-save-directory ---------------------
| tramp-auto-save-directory is a variable defined in `tramp.el'.
| Its value is nil
| Documentation:
| *Put auto-save files in this directory, if set.
| The idea is to use a local directory so that auto-saving is faster.

See also (info "(tramp)Auto-save and Backup")

Best regards, Michael.

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