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Re: Hot to prevent emacs from generating ".#xxxx" files?

From: David Hansen
Subject: Re: Hot to prevent emacs from generating ".#xxxx" files?
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2008 10:41:38 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

On Sun, 31 Aug 2008 16:37:04 +0800 s. ticket wrote:

>> Why would you want to do that?  Emacs uses them for locking and auto
>> saving.  Unless you like painful data loss you should be happy they are
>> there.
> Because when emacs exits abnormally, it may leave a lot of ".#xxx" files.
> It may break some compiling as some compile tools just search all ".c" files
> in the directory and complain "can't open .#xxx.c" ;

That's exactly why you want them.  After a crash you can M-x
recover-this-file and get you changes back.


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