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bug #1918: emacs-style naming of autosave and backup file

Submitted by:  David Allouche <ddaa>
Submitted on:  Sat 07 Dec 2002 01:15:59 PM UTC  
Category: File ManagerPriority: 3 - Low
Item Group: WishlistStatus: Wont Fix
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Michael LachmannOpen/Closed: Closed
Release: Release:
Fixed Release: NoneFixed Release: 
Keywords: autosave backup name file

Fri 04 Jul 2014 02:28:29 PM UTC, comment #2:

I think so. I don't know what was the emacs standard ten yaers ago, but many software nowadays autosave files in a tilded filename. I dont't think this leads to bad expectation.

Maybe it should be a good idea to autosave also backups or undo pile. But imho it is another subject.

Francois Poulain <fpoulain>
Project Member
Fri 03 Aug 2012 06:11:57 PM UTC, comment #1:

So, should this go into "Won't fix"?

Miguel de Benito <mdbenito>
Project Member
Sat 07 Dec 2002 01:15:59 PM UTC, original submission:

> 3. It seems that TeXmacs autosaves to a file called filename~, every couple of
> minutes. Usually I would expect the file balled filename~ to be the backup
> file, i.e. the file before the last save was done. Emacs usually autosaves to
> a file falled #filename#, and when it save to filename, it backs its current
> contents to filename~
> That seems reasonable... But I would certainly not use filename~ for
> autosaves, when I as a user would assume that these contain backups.
> (autosaves are newer than the file, and backups are older than the file)

David Allouche <ddaa>
Project Administrator


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Fri 04 Jul 2014 02:28:29 PM UTCfpoulainStatusNeed Info=>Wont Fix
    Fri 03 Aug 2012 06:11:57 PM UTCmdbenitoPriority5 - Normal=>3 - Low
      StatusNone=>Need Info
    Tue 16 Aug 2005 11:14:07 AM UTCvdhoevenSeverity1 - Wish=>3 - Normal
    Tue 16 Aug 2005 11:13:28 AM UTCvdhoevenSeverity1 - Wish=>3 - Normal
    Tue 16 Aug 2005 11:13:03 AM UTCvdhoevenSeverity2 - Minor=>1 - Wish
    Tue 16 Aug 2005 11:11:47 AM UTCvdhoevenSeverity3 - Normal=>2 - Minor
    Sat 07 Dec 2002 01:29:14 PM UTCddaaSummarystandard naming of autosave and backup file=>

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