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Re: emacs without backup option

Jay Ford wrote:
> > > Does someone know which option is regarded to avoid emacs from
> > > imediately creating a backup file by opening a new or any other file?
> Put the following in ~/.emacs:
>         (setq make-backup-files nil)  ; Never create backup files
> It works for me.

Just tested it - exactly what I wanted. Thank you very much! 
Where did you get the synthax from and why does this setting require


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