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Sublime Text stores the temp file alongside the file under edit as ._foo.txt. How to change it's location and/or naming scheme? In could do it in say vim with set dir=/var/tmp, is there anything similar in Sublime?

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Short answer, the setting is

"atomic_save": false

See this SO answer (which really ought to be on SU, but I don't have the super cow powers to do that).

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