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

David Reitter david.reitter at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 16:15:36 EST 2008

On 22 Jan 2008, at 21:07, Theodore Todorov wrote:
>> Actually that's a good point. Theodore, what is the content of  
>> these ._... files - do they really contain earlier versions of the  
>> corresponding files?
> That's exactly it! The content is binary (the compiler starts  
> complaining about non-ASCII symbols),
> and I cannot get rid of them by disabling aquamacs' backup files!
> The file system on which this happens is AFS, so definitely non-HFS.

that explains it.

> So how do I get
> - rid of them? (the AFS file system is also accessed by linux  
> machines and I don't see the usefulness of the forks)

(setq aquamacs-set-creator-codes-after-writing-files nil)

You can't rename then, as they are named automatically by the system  
to make up for facilities that are not provided by non-HFS file systems.

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