I was editing .gpg file and when I was done emacs couldn't exit. When I pressed C-x the emacs said

"File to save in: /home/my/dir" 

Then when hit C-c, it said

"Save file /home/my/dir/myfile.gpg? (y, n, !, ., q, C-r, d or C-h)"

Neither option exits emacs. Neither C-x and C-c is overloaded. I suspected that it has to do with automatic encryption/decryption by emacs of .gpg files, but it doesn't make any sense in this case and is very annoying.

How do I just shut it in this case from within emacs?

  • What happens if you first save the unsaved file myfile.gpg and then exit with C-x C-c? Commented Mar 4, 2018 at 5:40
  • drewbenn, I'm asking how to exit it, not how to kill the process
    – bedbad
    Commented Mar 4, 2018 at 6:59
  • Johan, sorry, I didn't describe it, but I do try to save it with C-x C-s every time. It opens the encryption prompt window and gives the same message.
    – bedbad
    Commented Mar 4, 2018 at 7:01


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