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Re: Hidden symlinks, sshfs, and svn

From: Nikolaj Schumacher
Subject: Re: Hidden symlinks, sshfs, and svn
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2008 14:44:06 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.2.50 (darwin)

"Tavian Barnes" <address@hidden> wrote:

> I've noticed that emacs creates hidden symlinks when unsaved files are
> left open long enough (regardless of auto-save-mode) named something
> like '.#<filename>' and pointing to something like
> '<username>@<host>.<domain>.<PID of emacs>:<some long number>'.
> [SNIP]
> - From an informative standpoint, what purpose do these links have?

I believe they are used to "lock" the file to prevent editing the file
from different emacs instances.

> - How can I tell emacs not to create them?  Or, is there a better way
> to deal with this problem?

I've never had problems with svn.  I have the following in my
~/.subversion/config, so that might help:

global-ignores = \#*\# .*~ *~ .\#*

Nikolaj Schumacher

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