Emacs droppings cause strange errors #236

davidw opened this Issue Apr 3, 2013 · 6 comments


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Emacs occasionally leaves around files like this:

.#exam_question.erl -> davidw@catlow.4504:1348140457

Which causes errors like:

ERROR: pre_compile failed while processing /home/davidw/clients/xxxxx/myapp: {'EXIT',{{badmatch,{error,[enoent]}},

Is that a symlink?

Dot-files should be ignored because of this line:


It's possible there's something weird going on with symlinks though. I'm not sure.


It does look like it's some kind of weird symlink. This is definitely a 'wishlist' bug, but it's annoying nonetheless.


Try this



Nope, still crashing.

ERROR: pre_compile failed while processing /home/davidw/clients/xxxxxxxxxx/myapp: {'EXIT',{{badmatch,{error,[enoent]}},

This is the file in question:

file src/controller/.#myapp_exams_controller.erl 
src/controller/.#myapp_exams_controller.erl: broken symbolic link to `davidw@catlow.4504:1348140457'

Actually it does seem to be working. Weird.

@davidw davidw closed this Apr 5, 2013
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