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From: "Alan E. Davis" <lngndvs@gmail.com>
To: Carsten Dominik <dominik@science.uva.nl>
Cc: org-mode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: a small remember suggestion
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 00:22:31 +1000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <7bef1f890903240722u414bcc3fsfd09ea953e50ccc7@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <30CABB9F-A03C-479D-842F-E46382AA647A@uva.nl>

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Wasn't going to say anything but at risk of sticking my foot in my mouth:

I learned that the convention for naming backups in Emacs is they end in ~.
Is it possible that if this is done, Emacs will automatically use the
mechanism that is available to keep a given number of old versions and a
given number of new versions?  For example, I have this in my .emacs:

(setq kept-old-versions 2)
(setq kept-new-versions 4)
(setq delete-old-versions t)

Alan Davis

"An inviscid theory of flow renders the screw useless, but the need for one
non-existent."                     ---Lord Raleigh (John William Strutt), or
else his son, who was also a scientist.

It is undesirable to believe a proposition when
there is no ground whatsoever for supposing it is true.
    ---- Bertrand Russell

On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 9:29 PM, Carsten Dominik <dominik@science.uva.nl>wrote:

> On Mar 24, 2009, at 4:29 AM, Samuel Wales wrote:
>  On Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 08:16, Carsten Dominik <dominik@science.uva.nl>
>> wrote:
>>> I have now added a variable `org-remember-backup-directory'.
>>> Set this to a directory, and every remember buffer
>>> you create will end up in a separate file, with date
>>> and time in the file name, so that you can always recover.
>> That is perfect.  Thank you.
>>  Note that, if you use remember frequently, you will create
>>> a lot of these files.  So maybe we need to think of an expiry
>>> mechanism?  Like, remove any files older than a few days?
>> As one possibility, how about removing the file once the contents are
>> successfully moved to their target locations?
> Of course!  I will do that.
>> After that,
>> (when (plusp number)
>>  (message "you have %s saved remember files" number))
> Hmmm.   When should this happen?  Not after a
> successful remember process, I'd say.....
> - Carsten
>> --
>> Myalgic encephalomyelitis denialism is causing death (decades early;
>> Jason et al. 2006) and severe suffering (worse than nearly all other
>> diseases studied; e.g. Schweitzer et al. 1995) and grossly corrupting
>> science.  http://www.meactionuk.org.uk/What_Is_ME_What_Is_CFS.htm

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Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-03-21 19:28 a small remember suggestion Samuel Wales
     [not found] ` <7bef1f890903211425p1b1329ebxd42b3d7c1a3a77d7@mail.gmail.com>
2009-03-22  2:01   ` Alan E. Davis
2009-03-22 15:16     ` Carsten Dominik
2009-03-22 17:03       ` Richard Riley
2009-03-22 20:36       ` Alan E. Davis
2009-03-24  3:29       ` Samuel Wales
2009-03-24  3:42         ` Samuel Wales
2009-03-24 11:29           ` Carsten Dominik
2009-03-24 11:29         ` Carsten Dominik
2009-03-24 14:22           ` Alan E. Davis [this message]
2009-03-25  8:22             ` Carsten Dominik
2009-03-25  4:46           ` Samuel Wales
2009-03-25  6:24             ` Alan E. Davis
2009-03-25  8:23               ` Carsten Dominik

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