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Re: desktop-save problems

From: ken
Subject: Re: desktop-save problems
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2016 15:49:24 -0400
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On 06/15/2016 11:08 AM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
From: ken <address@hidden>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:40:58 -0400

First, I can save a listing (sort of*) by running "desktop-save" and
then follow the prompt to select a directory.  I always select
~/.emacs.d/ on the local machine.  Is there some way I can configure
desktop-save to always save to this same directory-- and on the local
machine-- and not prompt me each time?  If there is no configuration for
this, is it relatively easy to edit the code to accomplish this?
The way I do it is turn on desktop-save-mode, then Emacs will save the
desktop when I exit automatically.

This means that the desktop isn't saved when the system crashes, e.g., the power suddenly goes out, yes?

Also, in my emacs (24.3.1) I'm always prompted for the directory to save the desktop in. Is there a way to specify one directory where the desktop is saved so I don't have this prompt come up?

Second, is there a way for "desktop-save" to be run programmatically
whenever I open a new file/buffer or kill a buffer?
In a new enough version of Emacs, the desktop is periodically saved
even when no buffer is killed.

Which version is "new enough"?

Also, wouldn't it make more sense for desktop-save to work when file or buffer is opened or closed?

*Third, when I use tramp to open a buffer from a remote machine and then
do "desktop-save" etc., that buffer name is written into the session
file after "(setq file-name-history" but not under ";; Buffer section";
that is, it isn't given a "(desktop-create-buffer" section in the
session file.  Consequently, when I next time start emacs, none of the
buffers opened with tramp previous session are opened.
Please report this as a bug with a recipe starting from "emacs -Q",
and all the relevant details.

Did this.


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