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Old 01-31-2005, 05:55 PM   #1
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emacs #filename# file question

I used emacs and it generated another file of the one I was looking at but enclosed in # signs.

How do I delete a file enclosed in # signs?? OR for that matter - do anything with a file enclosed in # signs????

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Old 01-31-2005, 06:01 PM   #2
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Those get created if you kill emacs while editing and
it doesn't get a chance to actually save the changes.

To delete them try a rm \# (escape the #) ...

Old 01-31-2005, 07:09 PM   #3
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Thanks Tink

Yes, I did accidently create this file while working with emacs

And.... you may surely have an 'afero' whatever the heck that is
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#files# are life savers, I recovered many lines of code with them.


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