Daniel Carrera <dcarrera / math.umd.edu> wrote:
> 
>>   vim: set backupdir=/tmp      [I presume the *~ files come from vim?]
> 
> They come from Emacs.  Do you know how to do the equivalent in Emacs?

I usually have a 'make clean' in each of my project directories to
delete the junk specific to that project (usually ~ files and things
like latex intermediate stuff). Safer than using rm, and often handier.

martin