[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: ~/.saves-6702-hostname.domainname

>>>>> On Fri, 24 May 96 08:29 MET DST,
>>>>> wehler2@welfa4.elektro.uni-wuppertal.de (Andreas Wehler) said:

  Andreas> Does somone know how to avoid long lists of emacs-savings
  Andreas> like that in the subject line? [...]

These files contain lists of filenames that Emacs has currently
auto-saved.  You can use M-x recover-session RET to recover all these
files from their auto-save files.  (Auto-save files are usually named
something like #foo# and should not be confused with the backup files
foo~ -- auto-save files are created automatically by Emacs when the
buffer is modified and when Emacs has been idle for a while.)

I do not think that it is a good idea to remove these files.  Instead,
try to end each Emacs with C-x C-c before shutting down X and see if
any new .saves files appear.  One day, you will be thankful for an
auto-save file!  This is similar to backups -- most of the time you
don't need them at all but you still do them (you do make backups,
don't you?) because you know when you need them you need them bad!

Many regards,
Life is hard and then you die.

Reply to: