super-save auto-saves your buffers, when certain events happen - e.g. you switch between buffers,
an Emacs frame loses focus, etc. You can think of it as both something that augments and replaces
MELPA Stable is recommended as it has the latest stable version. MELPA has a development snapshot for users who don't mind breakage but don't want to run from a git checkout.
You can install
super-save using the following command:
M-x package-install [RET] super-save [RET]
or if you'd rather keep it in your dotfiles:
(unless (package-installed-p 'super-save) (package-refresh-contents) (package-install 'super-save))
If the installation doesn't work try refreshing the package list:
If you're into
use-package you can use the following snippet:
(use-package super-save :ensure t :config (super-save-mode +1))
super-save started its life as the extraction of a similar functionality I had originally developed for Emacs Prelude and the package is bundled with Prelude.
Add the following to your Emacs config to enable
If you want to enable the additional feature of auto-saving buffers when Emacs is idle, add the following as well:
(setq super-save-auto-save-when-idle t)
At this point you can probably switch off the built-in
auto-save-mode (unless you really care about its backups):
(setq auto-save-default nil)
super-save will save files on command (e.g.
hook triggers (e.g.
Both of those are configurable via
super-save-hook-triggers. Here's a couple of examples:
;; add integration with ace-window (add-to-list 'super-save-triggers 'ace-window) ;; save on find-file (add-to-list 'super-save-hook-triggers 'find-file-hook)
You can turn off
super-save for remote files like this:
(setq super-save-remote-files nil)
Sometimes you might want to exclude specific files from super-save. You can
achieve this via
super-save-exclude, for example:
(setq super-save-exclude '(".gpg"))
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