Doing Away with Autosave Files

I don't like the loss of control but if you'd rather not worry about recover-file, Anna Pawlicka has you covered:

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  • rickardg

    I've seen this retweeted a lot but couldn't it be better to use auto-save-file-name-transforms to put them in some remote corner of .emacs.d? I mean, usually the auto-saves are useless but sometimes they can be lifesavers.

  • I avoided the whole issues and said "I will use Git" because we have magit and vc. I did not avoid it and tried to auto-save wherever possible though: https://github.com/grettke/help/blob/master/help.md#file-based-system