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Re: Emacs does not know state of my abbrevs

From: Guido Van Hoecke
Subject: Re: Emacs does not know state of my abbrevs
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2015 15:25:06 +0100

On 22 March 2015 at 13:54, Guido Van Hoecke <> wrote:

> Hi,
> After I M-x (edit-abbrevs) followed by my desired changes, I do
> M-x (abbrev-edit-save-buffer) which saves my abbrevs in my
> /Users/guivho/emacs-guivho/abbref-devs.
> If I then quit Emacs, it asks:
> "Save abbrevs in /Users/guivho/emacs-guivho/abbref-devs (y or n)"
> I have not defined nor changed any abbrevs since the previously
> described (abbrev-edit-save-buffer), so why does it insist upon
> bothering me with a question that is totaly irrelevant?
> There must be some setting to control this behavior, but I fail to
> discover it.

Sorry to answer my own question, but for the record:

The file does change whenever an abbrev is used: the usage count gets
stepped up.

I changed (setq save-abbrevs t) into (set
save-abbrevs 'silently) and that fixed thi
gs as desired.


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