Empty backup directory

Steve Litt slitt at troubleshooters.com
Mon Jun 28 14:40:51 UTC 2021

Daniel said on Mon, 28 Jun 2021 14:58:10 +0200

>Thanks. I'll see whether I can make use of this. And indeed, as you 
>mention, it seems not help with my original problem with backups
>before even saving a file in LyX.


I have the advantage of being old. Using Primos on a Prime computer in
my youth, I learned to save on document creation, and then every 5
minutes thereafter, because I never knew when things would go south. So
I never got in the habit of letting an application back up a document
for me, and indeed am always confused when it offers to restore.

Contrast this with applications' ability to undo multiple times, which
saves my bacon every day of my life.

By the way, on most applications save is either Ctrl+S or Alt+F->Save ,
so saving every few minutes doesn't interfere with my workflow or my


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