I generated a
.dir-locals.el by calling the function
add-dir-local-variable, giving it the path for the project for which I want the variable, the variable itself, and its value.
The generated file went to my home directory (not the project path as I expected), and had the following content:
;;; Directory Local Variables ;;; For more information see (info "(emacs) Directory Variables") (("~/tmp/test_test_dir_local" (indent-tabs-mode . t)))
Then I went on and created a file
a.c in that directory, and copied
.dir-locals.el there for good measure.
The indent in that file is still set as spaces, as per my
~/.emacs.d/init.el. I expected it to be tabs, as per the local
.dir-locals.el. I tried restarting emacs, but that did not work either.
What did I do wrong, or misunderstand?
I am on Mac OS Sierra.