[OS X Emacs] Aquamacs question: disable/rename backup files?

Bill Rising brising at mac.com
Tue Jan 22 10:07:14 EST 2008

On Jan 22, 2008, at 8:48 , Theodore Todorov wrote:

> Hello,
> So the question is: how can I disable this backup mechanism, or  
> change the name generation template so that the extension is  
> modified? The "classical" emacs used to post-pend a tilde to the  
> name, which worked fine...


In my (now antiquated) .emacs file, I use

(setq version-control 't)   ;; tells emacs to use numbered backups
(setq make-backup-files 't) ;; tells emacs to make backup copies

to append something like ~1~ to the files

You can look under the more-modern

M-x customize group RET backup

to customize all sorts of backup prefs.


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