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Re: disturbing link

From: Trilobit
Subject: Re: disturbing link
Date: Tue, 08 Oct 2002 14:30:06 +0200
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Trilobit wrote:
In article <>, Trilobit <>

if you cange the contents of an file(example: bla.txt) with Emacs (running under linux) and don't save it
Emacs generates a link:

$>ls -l
lrwxrwxrwx 1 Trilobit Trilobit 36 8. Okt 00:16 .#bla.txt -> Trilobit@***
-rw-r--r--    1 Trilobit    Trilobit           0  8. Okt 00:16 bla.txt

this link is removed after the file is saved, but newly createt after a new change of the content, that's quite disturbing.

Is there any option to tell Emacs never to create this link, or at least to create it in another directory? (the "autosave" option and the "make backup" option are already swtiched off, with no result ;-( )

I found out that this link is a lockfile, it prevents editing of the same file with another emacs. Is it possible to tell emacs to generate all those files in an special directory and not in the same directory where the original file is?
for example in /tmp/emacs_lock_files?

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