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Re: Emacs 22.3 ignores setq default-directory

From: Markus Heller
Subject: Re: Emacs 22.3 ignores setq default-directory
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 14:39:29 -0700 (PDT)
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On Jun 25, 2:03 pm, TomSW <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Jun 25, 8:47 pm, Markus Heller <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I just installed Emacs 22.3 under Win XP using the precompiled
> > binary.  Everything works, my _emacs is read and all customization
> > such as AuCTeX works fine.
> > the only thing that's being ignored is the line
> > (setq default-directory "h:")
> How do you know it's being ignored? What's happening that you don't
> expect?
> regards,
> Tom SW

Because C-x C-f doesn't point to h:, but to where emacs is installed:

Find file: C:\Program Files\emacs-22.3\bin/

If I do the same in emacs-22.1, C-x C-f gets me to:

Find file: h:/


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