> When running vm on a Windows machine, I typically add ( "^C:/myhome/mail/"
> 'raw-text-unix) to the alist file-coding-system-alist since I want to keep
> all my mail files in the unix file system coding without the annoying
> carriage returns (^M) at the end of each line.
> However, this doesn't seem to be working for the imap-cache folders even
> though they are stored in the same mail heirarchy...
First of all, VM doesn't set line ending formats. Emacs does.
Secondly, the variable file-coding-system-alist, according to its
documentation, sets the coding system for *reading* files, not writing them.
So, it is a bad idea to set line-ending format there (or even one single
coding system for all types of files). From what you write later on, I
suspect that your imap-cache folders might have gotten corrupted as a
How Gnu Emacs decides the line ending format for the files it creates is a
bit of a mystery. All I have in my customizations is
;; (setq-default buffer-file-coding-system 'iso-latin-1-unix)
(setq default-buffer-file-coding-system 'utf-8-unix)
This seems to tell Emacs that it should use unix line endings all the time.
I can't be sure. But I have never had Emacs create new files with DOS line