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Re: customize messing up .emacs symlink?

From: D. D. Brierton
Subject: Re: customize messing up .emacs symlink?
Date: Tue, 02 Mar 2004 04:03:52 +0000
User-agent: Pan/0.14.2 (This is not a psychotic episode. It's a cleansing moment of clarity.)

On Mon, 01 Mar 2004 21:00:51 -0500, Ed L Cashin wrote:

> Hi.  I have a .emacs file under version control and symlinked into my
> home directory.  Every once in a while, emacs replaces my symlink and
> creates a regular file.
> Just now I sent some usenet news and saw a message flash by:
>   Wrote /home/ecashin/.emacs
>   Sending news via using nntp...
>   Opening nnimap server on
> The difference between the old .emacs and the impostor is shown
> below.  It leads me to suspect that the customize code of the two
> emacs versions I use are competing.  

Put your (two) customizations in (two) separate filesto .emacs. I don't
know which two versions of emacs you use. But assuming its Xemacs vs.
Emacs, put at the end of your .emacs something like (excuse my probably
crappy and very-unlisp-like lisp):

(if (string-match "XEmacs" emacs-version)
    (load "~/.xemacs.customize.el")
  (load "~/.emacs.customize.el"))

Each separate customize file will need to have a customization for
custom-file in it:

  ;; custom-set-variables was added by Custom -- don't edit or cut/paste it!
  ;; Your init file should contain only one such instance.
  '(custom-file "<thisfilename>")

Presumably you don't want to keep your customizations in CVS, or do you?

Best, Darren

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