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Loading charset map: No such file or directory, JISX0208

Trying to save files I have suddenly started recieving the following error: Loading charset map: No such file or directory, JISX0208 In *Messages* this is reported as: find-coding-systems-region: ...
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Emacs ruby-mode how to prevent narrowed buffer from widening when manual save is triggered

I just discovered narrowing in Emacs, and it's great to be able to focus on a single function or block of code. However, after I narrow with C-x n n, make some changes and then save manually with C-x ...
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Error in dired-find-file-place when saving

I've been an Emacs user for 30 years. This week I'm switching to a new machine with Ubuntu 21.10 installed. Now when I save a file, it always errors out with the error message: "Error in dired-...
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Problems saving files and creating directory

I have recently set-up a new Emacs on my OSx 10.15. Every time I try to create a directory in Dired with + I got a warning telling the files already exist. Another strange result I got when I try to ...
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How to save a Slime Debugger buffer into a file, preserving all its data?

I am using Common Lisp, SBCL, Emacs, and Slime. Often, an error will happen while programming. When an error occurs, Slime opens a Debugger buffer. Sometimes, I would like to save this debugger buffer ...
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How to force Yes/y answer to `emacs has changed since visited or saved. Save anyway?` prompt

I am working in a git-repo using zsh shell. On the background, git-auto-fetch plugin is running in order to automatically fetch all changes from all remotes while I am working in a git-initialized ...
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What is the difference between writing and saving a file in Emacs?

What is the problem if I keep writing a file while editing it instead of saving it? What exactly am I going to lose? Some sort of backup? Is this a "bad" practice?
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how to automatically clean indented blank lines?

In python mode when I'm done with an inner indented block I hit return, then backspace to return to the previous indentation and then another return so that there's a blank line before I start the ...
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Changing file names automatically generated by save-buffer

When I create an email message in Emacs (C-x m) I generally save the file before sending it. Emacs generates an automatic filename usually with this format: \*message\*-20210127-065515 How can I ...
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