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Re: problems with loading files

From: Kai Großjoha nn
Subject: Re: problems with loading files
Date: 13 Oct 2000 16:57:33 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) Emacs/21.0.90

On Fri, 13 Oct 2000, Bluemmel Dirk wrote:
> After the attempt to load a file directly with the command an a
> filename:
>> emacs (filename)
> there comes the message: "Symbol's value as author is void: $Autor"
> an NO FILE IS LOADED. This is with all files an above mentioned unix
> machines (unix10.2 and 11.0)

Did you type "(" and ")", too?  I'll presume you didn't.

Suppose the file name is foo.  What happens when you do the following:

    emacs foo
    emacs -q foo
    emacs -q --no-site-file foo

If the problem is there with the first command but disappears with the
second command, there is an error in ~/.emacs.  If the problem
disappears with the third command, there is an error in site-start.el
or default.el.

If the second or third command line make the problem go away, I
suggest searching the file in question for the string "$Author" and to
comment out the line where the string is.  (By putting a ";" character
in the beginning of the line.)

I like BOTH kinds of music.

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