[OS X Emacs] Aquamacs question: disable/rename backup files?
david.reitter at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 13:11:47 EST 2008
On 22 Jan 2008, at 18:01, skip at pobox.com wrote:
>>> So the question is: how can I disable this backup mechanism, or
>>> change the name generation template so that the extension is
> Peter> I wouldn't disable, but put the backups aside:
> Is this strange backup file form peculiar to Aquamacs? If so, can
> shed some light on why it doesn't just use the normal ~ or ~N~ thing
> that (I
> think) all other versions of Emacs use?
No, Aquamacs uses the ...~ convention.
I guess Theodore (the OP) is talking about some specific mode that
he's enabled that writes its own backups. It's not obvious how the
normal backup function (see `make-backup-file-name') comes up
with ._... filenames.
(That said, I have observed GNU Emacs writing nasty #...# temp files
for mail messages into ~/ which has always annoyed me. But technically
that's a different story.)
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