From: Carsten Dominik <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Alan E. Davis" <email@example.com>
Cc: org-mode <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Carsten Dominik <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: a small remember suggestion
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 09:22:40 +0100 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <E23DFD69-5EDF-49D4-BF59-E3DFBAA3A0F6@gmail.com> (raw)
I did look at this possibility, but then found it better to tag
the backup files with dates.
On Mar 24, 2009, at 3:22 PM, Alan E. Davis wrote:
> Wasn't going to say anything but at risk of sticking my foot in my
> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org
> > wrote:
> On Mar 24, 2009, at 4:29 AM, Samuel Wales wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 08:16, Carsten Dominik
> <email@example.com> 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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next prev parent reply other threads:[~2009-03-25 8:22 UTC|newest]
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] ` <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
2009-03-25 8:22 ` Carsten Dominik [this message]
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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