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    Emacs question

    Is there any way to exit Emacs without saving and without getting that annoying save prompt? Like q! in Vim.

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    Hmmm Ctrl-X-C....let me try it with half-saved documents...
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    OK that still asks to save; I have my GNU Emacs manual around here somewhere, will check and get back...


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    I don't know any way to disable that prompt. But I bet the frustration caused by accidentally quitting without saving something important is 10000 times higher than the frustration of having to type "yes" to quit with an unsaver buffer.
    Code:
    //try
    //{
    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);
    //}

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    I gotta agree with Brewbuck on this one; I cannot think of a situation where this is the right answer. However Alt-F4 would probably work pretty darned well on Linux (universal close window command)..
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    Code:
    M-x kill-emacs
    will do what you want, and, of course, you can bind it to any key combination you choose.

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    You could try setting the variable "confirm-kill-emacs" to something non nil in your .emacs file. That's what get's checked by the exit command.

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