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Re: emacs-home variable for Windows


From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: emacs-home variable for Windows
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 18:31:56 +0200

On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 6:50 AM, B. T. Raven <address@hidden> wrote:
> Lennart Borgman wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 2:00 AM, ken <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> I carry a USB stick to the job.  It's got emacs installed on it and
>>> there's a link on my desktop that I click (after inserting the stick)
>>> and emacs fires up.  It's nice.  I use it every day.  With the paucity
>>> of decent editors from Windows, I *need* it.
>>>
>>> There's a couple minor hassles though that I'd like to dispense with.
>>> One is that I don't know a way to tell emacs what the HOME directory is.
>>>  In the past I've just gone into the registry and change some variable
>>> there.  I don't remember where that is or how to do it though.  Besides,
>>> I prefer to have the variable defined in my .emacs (which is at the
>>> top-level directory on the USB stick).  (After emacs loads, I do "M-x
>>> loadfile RETURN e:/.emacs" and that little task loads up the rest of the
>>> stuff emacs needs to know.  But I don't know how tell emacs to make e:/
>>> the home directory.
>>
>>
>> There is a library usb-setup.el in Emacs+EmacsW32 for this.
>
>
> Can this .el file be downloaded separately from EmacsW32 to use with the
> standard Emacs w32 build? Is it somewhere in nXhtml 1.97 or has it been
> removed?

No, at the moment it is only in Emacs+EmacsW32 and I have not had time
to setup a repository for that.

However all that file does is to use the ideas from

  http://at-aka.blogspot.com/2006/06/portable-emacs-22050-on-usb.html

and reorganises them a bit. So just look there instead.




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