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Re: Setting user-emacs-directory

From: abc
Subject: Re: Setting user-emacs-directory
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 07:26:30 -0700 (PDT)
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Thanks for your reply.

I had already tried setting user-init-file and user-emacs-directory
from a .emacs in $HOME.

However, Emacs insists on writing stuff in my .emacs.d directory. In
particular it creates it and puts auto-save-list inside. Any ideas?

- Arcadio

On 22 oct, 02:25, Xavier Maillard <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
>    I'd like change the user directory (usually ~/.emacs.d) and the init
>    file placing them inside ~/Library/Preferences/Emacs and ~/Library/
>    Preferences/Emacs/Preferences.el, respectively. Currently I'm
>    achieving this by using symbolic links.
> I have set up a minimal .emacs (in my $HOME directory) which is
> in charge of this (see below).
> (setq user-init-file "blah blah")
> (setq user-emacs-directory "my emacs.d directory")
> (add-to-list 'load-path .....)  ;; long list of directories here  
> (require 'xma-autoloads "/home/xma/usr/share/emacs/autoloads")
> (require 'slime-autoloads)
> (load user-init-file)
> Hope that'll help.
>         Xavier
> --http://www.gnu.orghttp://www.april.org

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