| >>>>> On Fri, 27 Feb 1998, Benjamin T Foster said:
| Benjamin> After editing a file with emacs, the superior editor of
| Benjamin> choice, I often see files with names ending in the tilde
| Benjamin> (~) character.
| These are backup files. I'm sure they will come in handy at times.
| According to Murphy you will need a backup file the day after you turn
| off creating backup files, so just don't turn it off so that you'll
| never need backup files :-)
| Seriously, others have explained how to do it. I would like to make
| you reconsider.
I don't mind having backups. I just don't want them to be in the same
directory, where I can _see_ them.
So I think the best solution is to put them elsewhere. Does the
auto-save package do this? Hmm.
P.S. Maybe weird but I like to keep my .c, .h files in the directory
I'm working in and the .o, .c~, .h~ files elsewhere. I guess
I want computer-generated files to be kept separate from
human-generated files! :)