$auto-time - Automatic buffer save time
$auto-time seconds; Default is 300 seconds
0 <= seconds <= t
Sets the number of seconds to wait until an edited buffer is auto-saved to temporary file to t seconds. A setting of 0 disables the auto-saving command. Auto-saving can be enabled and disabled on a per buffer basis using buffer mode autosv(2m).
The auto-save file naming convention is the same as the backup name only using hash ('#') instead of tilde ('~') and is automatically removed on saving a buffer.
On unlimited length file name systems (UNIX), the following file naming conventions are used for file xxxxx:
xxxxx -> xxxxx#
On systems with an xxxxxxxx.yyy file name (DOS etc), the following file naming conventions are used:
xxxxxxxx -> xxxxxxxx.###
xxxxxxxx.y -> xxxxxxxx.y##
xxxxxxxx.yy -> xxxxxxxx.yy#
xxxxxxxx.yyy -> xxxxxxxx.yy#
The user is warned to be extra careful if files ending in '~' or '#'s are used, it is advisable to disable backup creation (see global-mode(2)) and auto-saving ($auto-time = 0). The author denies all responsibility (yet again) for any loss of data! Please be careful.
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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