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Re: symlinks and auto-detecting 2-bufs hold *same* ifile-num?

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: symlinks and auto-detecting 2-bufs hold *same* ifile-num?
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 12:23:07 -0600
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David Combs wrote:

I've got lots of symlinks, some being shortcut-ways to
name certain directories.

Before very long, it turns out that I've managed to end
up with several (differently-named) buffers that are
accessing the *same* file (ie, ls -li shows the same

Only problem is that *emacs* isn't aware of this -- or
if it is, it sure hasn't told (warned) me either at
the creation of the dup-like buffer, nor later.

See the "File Name Aliases" node of the Emacs manual.  You

need to set either find-file-existing-other-name or
find-file-visit-truename to t.

Kevin Rodgers

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