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Re: Tramp saving backup file to read-only directory

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: Tramp saving backup file to read-only directory
Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2006 10:55:47 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1008 (Gnus v5.10.8) Emacs/20.7 (hpux)

"Jeff Costlow" <address@hidden> writes:

> Open a file in a remote read-only directory.  I used /usr/include
> pthread.h.  When it comes time for emacs to save the backup file, tramp
> attempts to save the remote file in that directory.  It will fail, but
> it will keep trying until emacs crashes.
> I can't turn on tramp-verbose for this one because once it attempts to
> write the backup file, nothing can stop it until emacs crashes.

First of all, you can always declare another backup directory (see

In order to get control back from a stalled emacs, you might try to
send the emacs process an FPE signal (kill -FPE). This trick works for
me under several Unices, but I have no experience with cygwin.

Best regards, Michael.

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