autosv - Automatic file save
a - mode line letter.
When this mode is enabled when the buffer is changed it will be automatically saved to a temporary file $auto-time(5) later.
Automatic saving for a buffer will not occur if
The buffer name starts with a '*', this is considered a temporary system buffer.
$auto-time(5) is set to 0, this disables auto-saving for all buffers.
The buffer does not a file name from which to generate a temporary file name. When this occurs the error message:
[Auto-writeout failure for buffer xxxxx]
MicroEmacs '06 can not write to the generated temporary file name. When this occurs the error message:
[Auto-writeout failure for file xxxxx#]
On unlimited length file name systems (UNIX), the temporary file naming convention used for file xxxxx:
xxxxx -> xxxxx#
On systems with an xxxxxxxx.yyy file name (DOS etc), the following file naming convention is used:
xxxxxxxx -> xxxxxxxx.###
xxxxxxxx.y -> xxxxxxxx.y##
xxxxxxxx.yy -> xxxxxxxx.yy#
xxxxxxxx.yyy -> xxxxxxxx.yy#
This mode MUST be enabled globally when the file is loaded for the file style to be correctly detected.
It is strongly advised that autosv mode is permanently enabled.
Auto-save files of URL files (i.e. "ftp://..." and "http://...") are written to the system's temporary directory. This avoids potentially slow auto-saves. This can however lead to recovery problems as the buffer name must be used to avoid auto-saving conflict with other buffers with the same base file name but different paths.
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Last Modified: 2004/01/05
Generated On: 2006/10/07