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Re: A problem with read-only in emacs

From: D. Power
Subject: Re: A problem with read-only in emacs
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2008 16:21:54 -0600
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In article <address@hidden>,
 Peter Dyballa <address@hidden> wrote:

> Am 27.07.2008 um 05:45 schrieb D. Power:
> > It seems that I
> > (or the keyboard-walking kitten) have somehow changed the settings in
> > emacs (21.2.1) so that new files are created as read-only, so I  
> > have to
> > chmod any new file before I can edit it.
> I don't think that GNU Emacs has this ability ­ which other tool that  
> also can edit files would create read-only files (it won't be able to  
> edit and save these edits)? It's likely your run-time environment  
> that was changed to create read-only files (and directories). In UNIX  
> umask is related to this. When invoked in a shell it well tell you  
> its setting, when used with an argument, it will change the recent  
> value to the given one. 'umask 022' is a good choice, that can also  
> be put into the shell's RC file. For GNU Emacs you should choose 002  
> because some (defective?) code high-lights in dired-mode permissions  
> of group-writable files by default.
> --
> Greetings
>    Pete
> Real Time, adj.:
>       Here and now, as opposed to fake time, which only occurs there and  
> then.

I wasn't aware of that, thanks.

D. Power
"I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his 
own way."
-Robert Frost

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