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Re: where does emacs's lisp files located ?


From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: where does emacs's lisp files located ?
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 04:19:59 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.1.50 (gnu/linux)

horse_rivers <address@hidden> writes:

>   I have  installed  my emacs  successfully  ,but I can not  find  its
>  lisp  files  which implement  emacs's  function.
>
>   can you tell me?

Suppose you want to see the code for function find-file. Then type:

C-h f find-file [ENTER]

A window will appear with the documentation for find-file. The first
line on that window is:

find-file is an interactive compiled Lisp function in `files.el'.

The text `files.el' is an hyperlink. Click on it or move the cursor on
top of it and press [ENTER] and Emacs will show the file where find-file
is implemented. For me it is

/usr/local/share/emacs/24.1.50/lisp/files.el.gz

but it varies depending on version, operative system and method of
installation. The file.el.gz is compressed with gzip (to save disk
space, apparently) but Emacs shows it decompressed for you.




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