The auto-coding-alist variable is an AssociationList that associates an encoding with a regexp pattern to match a file’s full path, similar to AutoModeAlist.

Each element looks like (REGEXP . CODING-SYSTEM). A file whose name matches REGEXP is decoded by CODING-SYSTEM on reading. The settings in this alist take priority over `coding:’ tags in the file (see the function ‘set-auto-coding’) and the contents of ‘file-coding-system-alist’.


   ;Associate nfo file suffix with 'IBM codepage 437' encoding
   (add-to-list 'auto-coding-alist '("\\.nfo\\'" . cp437-dos))

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