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bug#18692: 25.0.50; (emacs) `Backup Names' is not the place for `backup-


From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#18692: 25.0.50; (emacs) `Backup Names' is not the place for `backup-directory-alist'
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:22:36 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

> This node has the title "Single or Numbered Backups".
>
> The paragraph about `backup-directory-alist' does not belong in this
> node, even though the second half of this sentence (which should be a
> separate sentence, BTW) does mention something pertinent to backup file
> names.
>
>   A typical use is to add an element `("."  . DIR)' to make all
>   backups in the directory with absolute name DIR; Emacs modifies the
>   backup file names to avoid clashes between files with the same names
>   originating in different directories.
>
> This paragraph belongs in node `Backup', which is about whether, how,
> and where to save backups.

I've now moved it and elided the bit about applying to both numbered and
single backups.

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