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Re: [h-e-w] Fwd: Re: Control frame size on startup from .emacs

From: Chris McMahan
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Fwd: Re: Control frame size on startup from .emacs
Date: Thu, 5 May 2005 09:27:39 -0400

Emacs will look wherever you have a HOME environment variable
set. You can relocate your home directory to put the .emacs there, or
you can create a .emacs that just loads your actual configuration
file, located wherever you want.

- Chris

Rex Dieter writes:
>address@hidden wrote:
>> Karel Sprenger wrote:
>>>Neil J Mackie wrote:
>>>>I'm unsure how much of the recent discussion on this list about 
>>>>registry keys and installers is official emacs policy, I just
>>>>want to > > let the developers know that using these things will prevent me 
>>>>emacs anywhere other than at home. Is that what they want?
>> Just as Neil I have been using emacs for ages, both on Unix (Sun,
>> Next, True64, Linux) platforms and on Windows (NT, 2K, XP), and I
>> have managed to do all configuration by means of the files
>> site-start.el and default.el in the site-lisp directory, plus the
>> .emacs and .custom files in the user's home directory. The great
>> thing is that I could use the same files on all platforms by
>> placing the relevant statements inside cond or if expressions. Try
>> that with the Windows registry.
>Can you relocate emacs to a different location on the file system and
>have it still *just work*.  That's the only use of the registry for
>windows-Emacs, AFAIK.
>-- Rex

    Chris McMahan | address@hidden

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