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Re: password shows on emacs as a shell


From: Eric Marsden
Subject: Re: password shows on emacs as a shell
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 09:15:52 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090004 (Oort Gnus v0.04) Emacs/21.2

>>>>> "jh" == Jesper Harder <address@hidden> writes:

  ke> On SuSE Linux ~/.emacs loads ~/.gnu-emacs; thus please edit
  ke> ~/.gnu-emacs if you want to add own customizations.

  jh> Do you know why?
  jh> 
  jh> It seems like a somewhat stu^Hrange decision. It makes it much
  jh> more cumbersome to give people advice here -- especially if
  jh> other distributors get "creative" too and all them make up
  jh> gratuitous names for '~/.emacs'.

I agree; this is very unfortunate packaging on the part of SuSE. They
ignore the standard site-init facility, putting all their
customizations in each user's personal init file. Their customizations
are extensive, intrusive, undocumented, and in certain cases
misguided.
  
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Eric Marsden                          <URL:http://www.laas.fr/~emarsden/>


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