> Recently (possibly with an upgrade to emacs 24.1.1) I'm frequently getting this message:
> Error reading dir-locals: (file-error "Opening input file" "not a
> directory" "/cygdrive/q/.../tlock.c/.dir-locals.el")
> I see this frequently (but not always) under Cygwin and never under AIX 6.1.
> I do, of course, hack emacs, but I can't think of anything I've done
> that might have to do with dir-locals. Except for X configuration, I
> use exactly the same code on AIX and Cygwin.
> Since the obvious question is too vague, I'll simply ask this:
> Does anyone have any thoughts about this?
Orgmode git tree used to have a .dir-locals.el that was "symlinked" to
.dir-settings.el. I was facing similar errors and was likewise
confused. So check for symlinks and replace the linked files with
actual physical copies. The problem would go away.
 I don't find reference to .dir-settings.el in my Emacs info. It is
possible that .dir-locals.el used to be known as .dir-settings.el.
> Douglas Lewan
> Shubert Ticketing
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> Optimism is an occupational hazard of programming: testing is the treatment. - - K. Beck