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Re: Why emacs touches read-only file?

Subject: Re: Why emacs touches read-only file?
From: Arne Schmitz
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 12:07:03 +0200
Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.help
Daniel wrote:

> It is very weird. In my work place, I was using REDHAT 9 and SUSE 9.3.
> In there, emacs (21) write the buffer regardless of the file
> permission. I am using Ubuntu in my home, and installed "GNU Emacs
> 22.0.50.1 (i486-pc-linux-gnu, X toolkit, Xaw3d scroll bars) of
> 2006-09-19 on rothera, modified by Debian", which works properly.
> 
> Hmm...Something wrong in the emacs in SUSE 9.3 or REDHAT 9. How can I
> fix the problem? What part should I see?

Does the file you have edited by any chance reside on a networked mount? 

Arne

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