2014-11-08 I messed up - Emacs to the rescue

I guess everyone did it at some point: you press something accidentally, and something happens, and you don’t know what you have done, but it might be something stupid, or destructive, or smart. You press C-/ and you’ll never know what that was.

Well, don’t be so quick with undo, then. There are more options.

One is C-h l, or M-x view-lossage. It shows you the lat 300 keystrokes you pressed. (If you do this more often, you might also use M-x open-dribble-file, which is basically an Emacs keylogger;-).)

But it also happens that you are not sure whether you accidentally deleted something, and C-h l might not help with that. Then, you can M-x revert-buffer; but before that, you may want to do M-x diff-buffer-with-file. It does exactly what it says on the tin, and might come handy some day.

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