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Re: screencast: setting emacs HOME environment variable in windows.


From: DaveLG526
Subject: Re: screencast: setting emacs HOME environment variable in windows.
Date: Sun, 8 Mar 2009 19:46:16 -0700 (PDT)
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On Mar 6, 8:04 am, "address@hidden" <address@hidden>
wrote:
> On Mar 6, 2:03 pm, "B. T. Raven" <address@hidden> wrote:
>
> > address@hidden wrote:
> > >http://dericbytes.blogspot.com/2009/03/emacs-screencast-emacs-home-en...
>
> > > I made a screencast. Its very rough but maybe helpful to someone.
>
> > > Not sure what my bandwidth restrictions are. So would like to know
> > > where to host them for free, if I decide to make some more.
>
> > Even at 300 baud, "Start>Settings>Control
> > Panel>System>Advanced>Environment Variables>New User Variable:
> > Home=Whatever" shouldn't take longer than about 1 sec. Is this the right
> > tool for the right job? My apologies if I didn't understand. Since I
> > have dialup, I didn't try to watch the movie.
> > In Linux you don't even have to worry about this do you?
>
> I know using a screencast to set the PATH variable is over kill. I
> only really made it to test making screencasts. I thought I'd do this
> because it was the first thing I needed to set when I used emacs....
> For some people it may only take a few seconds to download, and some
> people may get comfort from watching it being done, if they read some
> instructions and it did not work for them....  I was really wondering
> where I could host some for free if I made one with more beneficial
> content.

It is a simple task but for someone who is not familiar with the
process a video is nice. I have to admit I was debugging something
recently in what I thought was "My" .emacs file but in reality
my .emacs file was in the Application Data folder section of My
windows setup.





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