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Re: Function needed to save a certain buffer every x seconds automatical

From: Andreas Röhler
Subject: Re: Function needed to save a certain buffer every x seconds automatically
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 20:39:09 +0200
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Am 26.09.2013 20:14, schrieb AW:
Am Donnerstag, 26. September 2013, 19:14:06 schrieb Andreas Röhler:
Am 26.09.2013 17:38, schrieb AW:

To get a fast refreshing PDF of my LaTeX file, I use latexmk, which
renders a PDF every time the LaTeX file changed on the hard disk.

I'd like to have a mechanism to save the LaTeX file every x seconds.

So you want to save a single buffer, not all, as auto-save-buffers does?

In this case here a little step forward

(run-with-idle-timer 1 nil (lambda () (set-buffer "MY-TEX")(write-file
(expand-file-name "~/my.tex"))(message (format-time-string "%Y-%m-%d %a
%H:%M" (current-time)))))

It runs just once, as timers not to switch off might turn nasty.
Gives some messages when saving.

Edit the my-tex parts.


Would it be possible to take the current buffer instead of manually inserting
the file name?

Yes. Didn't write it as the current-buffer changes quit often, than it writes 
whatever-what-buffer into the file-name specified, etc.
Would expect trouble from that.

BTW reflecting your task, what about an after-change, resp. after-save hook, 
producing the pdf after every save?

It's up to you.


And besides that: thank you for your help!


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