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emacs autosave file names
- From: "Steven J. Zeil" <zeil at cs dot odu dot edu>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 12:27:32 -0500
- Subject: emacs autosave file names
When running the CygWin port of emacs, I frequently see failures in
the auto-save mechanism.
The problem occurs when editing a buffer whose name includes
characters that are acceptable in Unix file names but not in Windows
file names. For example, in replying to a message in VM, I may get
buffer named 'reply to "Doe, John"'. When the emacs
auto-save kicks in, it apparently chokes on the special
characters. The system locks for a few seconds and then I
will get a message:
Auto-saving reply to "Doe, John": Opening output file: no such file or directory, /home/zeil/VMfolders/#reply to "Doe, John"#3892REN#
The problem only occurs when the save is to a Windows drive - if the
save is actually going to a Samba-mounted drive on a "real" Unix
system, then the auto-save will succeed.
Is there a way to filter/transform characters in auto-save file names?
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