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I have a file where every time I save the file emacs inserts a # coding: utf-8 at the top of the file. I'm using the prelude package.

How do I turn this off? I'm having a hard time tracing where this is coming from.

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    This has been answered elsewhere: stackoverflow.com/questions/3291017/… – Avery Jun 16 '15 at 2:11
  • Strictly speaking this isn't an Emacs thing, it's a Unicode POSIX thing that Emacs has support for and many other editors and IDEs do not (or just ignore it). The intention is to provide a means of telling an OS which files are UTF-8 and which are some other regional default or standard encoding. Which, in turn, avoids encoding conflicts between character sets (where something other than UTF-8 is used). – Ben Jun 16 '15 at 4:02

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