emacs & auto-save files

James Cozine jmcozine at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 3 14:21:51 PST 2002


adam boz <adam_boz at phreaker.net> writes:

> Is there a way to make emacs put all those auto-save~ files in a
> certain directory, instead of leaving them all around my system?
>

,----[ C-h v backup-directory-alist RET ]
| backup-directory-alist's value is 
| (("." . "~/.emacs-bkp-files"))
| 
| Alist of filename patterns and backup directory names.
| Each element looks like (REGEXP . DIRECTORY).  Backups of files with
| names matching REGEXP will be made in DIRECTORY.
[...]
`----

-jc
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