In my current Emacs configuration, when ECB is active and I find-file in a non-existing directory, I keep getting interrupted to answer the following question in the echo-area:

File /tmp/new-foo/bar.txt is read-only on disk. Make buffer read-only, too? (y or n) n

I would like to keep Emacs from interrupting me to type y/n whenever I open a new buffer. Sadly I can't find the ECB option that controls this.

What is the customisation option that controls this annoying behaviour?

  • Sounds like a bug if directory new-foo does not exist, unless you do not have write permission in /tmp/. – Drew Jul 13 '15 at 13:57
  • @Drew: unfortunately the problem happens anywhere and not just in tmp, folder to which I have write access anyway. The ECB codebase doesn't contain the string "Make buffer read-only" so I'm inclined to think this performed by some Emacs function. – metaturso Jul 13 '15 at 15:15
  • Like I said, it sounds like a bug. Try contacting the ECB maintainer. – Drew Jul 13 '15 at 16:39
  • I was on an old git repo. The issue is subtly different in the latest master/HEAD, tracked in git issue github.com/ecb-home/ecb/issues/9 – Mark Aufflick Feb 3 '16 at 8:57

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