Empty backup directory

Daniel xracoonx at gmx.de
Tue Jun 29 12:26:20 UTC 2021

On 28/6/21 16:40, Steve Litt wrote:
> 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
> concentration.
> SteveT
> Steve Litt
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I am actually also in the habit of saving files regularly via shortcut 
mainly because I don't fully understand/trust LyX's auto saving 
function. However, one case where this often fail is when I start a new 
document of which I am don't expect it to end up being useful after all. 
So, I don't want to clutter my storage by saving the document. But I 
often miss the point at which a document becomes useful and worth saving 
then. In this case it would be great if not all is lost if LyX or my 
computer crashes at some point.

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