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Re: newbie question about .emacs initialization file


From: John Paul Wallington
Subject: Re: newbie question about .emacs initialization file
Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2004 17:32:15 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110002 (No Gnus v0.2) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

"Edward Casey" <address@hidden> writes:

> I recenty downloaded Gnu emacs for Windows (using Win 98). Since Dos-based
> systems allow only three characters for a file-name suffix, how do I get
> lisp functions, etc. into the environment during loading? Do I have to do
> a load-file after emacs is up and running? What is the init file name
> under MS Windows?

You can have a .emacs file in Windows 98.  It can be named either
_emacs or .emacs, and should be placed in your "home" directory.  If
you have both files in your home directory, Emacs will load the .emacs
file and ignore _emacs.  Your home directory is where the HOME
configuration variable tells Emacs it is.

See
http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/windows/faq3.html#startup
for more details.


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