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Re: Alternate init file, take two (was: Alternative init file)

From: Tim X
Subject: Re: Alternate init file, take two (was: Alternative init file)
Date: 20 Sep 2005 19:49:39 +1000
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.4

Mathias Dahl <address@hidden> writes:

> August Karlstrom <address@hidden> writes:
> > Henrik Enberg wrote:
> >>>From: August Karlstrom <address@hidden>
> >>>Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 12:48:57 GMT
> >>>
> >>> Is there a way to instruct Emacs to use an alternative
> >>> initialization file, something like
> >>>
> >>>    $ emacs --init-file=~/.emacs2
> >> emacs -q --load ~/.emacs2
> >
> > OK, thanks everyone.
> One problem with this solution is that any customizations the user
> might do (using M-x customize), will be saved to ~/.emacs and not the
> alternative init file.
> Does anyone have any solution for this? Sometimes I want to start a
> more "light" Emacs with a smaller init file, but still be able to use
> the customize tool and save that to my smaller init file.

There is a variable which you can set that will tell emacs where to
write customize settings. However, I do vaguely rememher some problems
with this in older versions of emacs - don't know how reliable it is


Tim Cross
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