Emacs performs several steps to convert the data in a buffer (text, text properties, and possibly other information) to and from a representation suitable for storing into a file. This section describes the fundamental functions that perform this format conversion, namely
insert-file-contents for reading a file into a buffer, and
write-region for writing a buffer into a file.
|• Round-Trip||Using |
|• Piecemeal||Specifying non-paired conversion.|