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Re: Suggestion: Make tar-mode activated in Emacs


From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: Suggestion: Make tar-mode activated in Emacs
Date: Fri, 03 Aug 2001 13:44:31 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090004 (Oort Gnus v0.04) Emacs/21.0.105

On Thu, 02 Aug 2001, Peter S. Galbraith wrote:

> David Masterson wrote:
> 
>> >>>>> "Richard" == Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
> 
>> > When the user has an init file, the init file should be able to
>> > control whether these files are used.
>> 
>> By "init file", I assume you mean site-start.el, .emacs, and
>> default.el.
> 
> In Debian, the `init' is a directory in which you put any file
> you want loaded by Emacs.  This allows packaged Emacs add-ons to
> set themselves up without package management editing
> site-start.el, .emacs, or default.el.  The packags instead
> install a file under the init directory.  It's cleaner.

RMS is saying that the user should have a way to turn this off.  Ie,
the user should be able to tell Emacs _not_ to look in
/etc/site-start.d (if that's the right directory name).

I don't know what happens when you do "emacs --no-site-file", but I
presume that this prevents /etc/site-start.d from being looked at.

kai
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