I'm new to Emacs and org-mode. Whenever I make changes to any org file it creates auto-save files. For example if the file I'm editing is tasks.org, it creates these files : #tasks.org#, .#tasks.org# and tasks.org~. I want to disable this behaviour.

PS: I'm using Emacs on Windows


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  1. To not create backup files (*~), customize option make-backup-files.

  2. To not create auto-save files (#...#), turn off auto-save-mode in your init file:

(auto-save-mode -1)

But do so at your peril. Better to search this site for tag [auto-save], to see other possibilities. Better yet: read the Emacs manual about auto-save files.

However, if you only want to disable auto-save for Org files, then this question should be deleted as a duplicate of this one. In that case, please delete your question.

  • Does this disable backups ending with ~ as well? Or (setq make-backup-files nil) needed?
    – Arktik
    Mar 16, 2023 at 21:21
  • The original question includes disabling saving files ending with ~, which are backup files. You should add that to your answer.
    – Arktik
    Mar 16, 2023 at 21:26

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