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Editing Hard Linked Files in Emacs

On 12/27/2008 07:50 AM, jbk wrote:
> Yes, I want to change one to change them all.
> In emacs the default is to save the original as
> <original.~>. So the original remains hard linked to the
> others. I've looked at all the save options in the emacs
> info files and tried a number without getting a solution
> that worked. There are a number of network scripts in etc
> that are hard linked. I didn't realize this until I tried to
> correct a problem and discovered that my edits were not
> being recognized because the other remaining hard linked
> files were not changed also.
> In VI you can do it. My work around is sufficient for now.
>  =20
I think our emals crossed. Look at my solution. What you want to do is=20
to set the "backup-by-copying" variable. I used to do this back at=20
Digital, but I had forgotten.

Jerry Feldman <gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at>
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