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Re: Persistent emacs.desktop lockfile

From: Arne Schmitz
Subject: Re: Persistent emacs.desktop lockfile
Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2008 18:27:43 +0200
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Juanma Barranquero wrote:

>> I am using GNU Emacs 22.2.1 with the desktop package. Since a few weeks
>> (I guess since one of the Debian updates), I always get the message that
>> my desktop file is being used by another emacs instance. This is untrue
>> and I have to acknowledge the usage of the desktop file every time I run
>> Emacs. How can I get this to work again flawlessly? It seems that
>> the .emacs.desktop.lock file remains after I quit Emacs.
> If you're sure that no two Emacs instances run at the same time, you
> can perhaps work around the problem by setting
> `desktop-load-locked-desktop' to t. Though you should try to
> investigate why is the lock file not being deleted.

Ok, good workaround. But how do I debug the stale lock-file?


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