Questions tagged [auto-save]

The generic concept of automatically saving information to the disk or to a remote server, triggered by a timer or any other event inside of Emacs.

8 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
4
votes
0answers
157 views

how to get Emacs to stop saving org-agenda as a file?

In my directory I keep on winding up with dozens of files with names like these: #%2AOrg%20Agenda%2A#12182wk# #%2AOrg%20Agenda%2A#13353nN# #%2AOrg%20Agenda%2A#13568-1B# The content of which is this: ...
2
votes
0answers
898 views

auto-save is unreliable

I almost never manually save files; I rely on auto-save. In the past few months I have noticed some of my edits mysteriously disappearing. The disappearances seem to be related to Linux crashes (...
1
vote
0answers
21 views

How to disable tramp autosave and backups, but keep other backups/autosave?

I'd like to disable autosaves and backups when using tramp, because I neither want to save stuff from remote machines nor stuff belonging to root in my backup/autosave directory. How to do that? I ...
1
vote
0answers
23 views

How do I prevent the deletion of ~/.emacs.d/auto-save-list/.saves-PID-HOSTNAME~ files?

I recently upgraded to Emacs 26.3 from a much older version of Emacs (22.x). One of the many changes I've noticed with Emacs 26.3 is that the ~/.emacs.d/auto-save-list/.saves-PID-HOSTNAME~ files are ...
1
vote
0answers
24 views

Possible to save winner history winner-ring-alist in savehist or desktop-save to save across sessions

I added in the following command to my .emacs but it doesn't seem to work: (add-to-list 'savehist-additional-variables 'winner-ring-alist) Is there a way to get the winner-undo history to save ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

Control where auto-save file are placed

Trying to store all auto-save files in a single dir, i.e. ~/.emacs.d/autosave/ I have read the emacs manual on autosave I have read the emacs wiki on placing auto save file in one place From this ...
0
votes
0answers
52 views

Writing file when switching buffer

I'm using a rather stock Prelude emacs version with super-save disabled, but still whenever I change buffers using C-x o, whatever buffer I currently have focused writes to disk. I still want the auto-...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

Temporarily save modified buffers

I would like to achieve the following workflow: When I open files to edit and close emacs, I want this changed files to be temporarily saved, so that I can very quickly close Emacs / move to other ...