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Re: When does emacs backup files?

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: When does emacs backup files?
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 21:44:44 -0700
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On 2/20/11 1:44 PM, Peter Dyballa wrote:

Am 20.02.2011 um 21:16 schrieb Teemu Likonen:

(setq auto-save-interval 125)
(setq make-backup-files t ;backup my files
backup-by-copying t ;don't clobber symlinks

I think backup-by-copying variable has to do with _hard_ links, not

Ah, yes! I first introduced 'backup-by-copying t' when I saw that my clever hard
links changed a bit. Years later I found that block (a larger one, actually) and
adopted it – with the original comments included. And that one comment is
presumingly wrong...

Thanks! I'll make an update to my init file.

See the backup-by-copying-when-linked, -when-mismatch, and
-when-priveleged-mismatch variables for finer control over backups.

Kevin Rodgers
Denver, Colorado, USA

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