Automatically save your all your files at regular intervals.
You can install a snapshot of real-auto-save from the MELPA repository.
real-auto-save.el and put this file in a folder where Emacs can find it.
Add following lines to your .emacs initialization file to enable auto save in all programming modes.
(require 'real-auto-save) (add-hook 'prog-mode-hook 'real-auto-save-mode)
Auto save interval is 10 seconds by default. You can change it:
(setq real-auto-save-interval 5) ;; in seconds
Emacs 26.1 introduced
auto-save-visited-mode. But that new mode is global, and saves all buffers. For a more limited solution, use
real-auto-save with a file-local variable or mode hook.
For example, to use this mode only for org files, add this to your Emacs config:
(require 'real-auto-save) (add-hook 'org-mode-hook 'real-auto-save-mode)
Thanks to Steve Purcell for reviewing and providing help with development.
Thanks to all contributors!