Re: #pound-sign files# what are they?
Tom Schuetz <email@example.com> writes:
> I notice that when I stop a process, I sometimes get a file from it
> like this: #foo.txt# or #.foo.
The #file# are Emacs autosave files. They appear when you are editing
a file and haven't saved yet. They're deleted when you save or kill
the buffer. (If you just kill Emacs, they're left so you can recover
The .#files are lock files, indicating that you're editing a file. If
you've stopped editing it, and the lock file is still there, it's safe
Alan Shutko <firstname.lastname@example.org> - In a variety of flavors!
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