On Tuesday, April 24, 2012, Dan Espen <address@hidden> wrote: > Isn't the "modern" way to do this is start with a buffer in fundamental > mode named "untitled-n" and if anything is typed in the buffer, save it
> as "untitled-n"? So a typical user would have a home directory > filled with "untitled-n" files?
Actually, the "modern" way is to prompt for a filename when the user tries to save the untitled buffer.
FWIW, I have a launcher script for emacs that I wrote for myself, and one of the things it does is insert the file argument "new-file-$RANDOM.txt" if there is none.
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