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Re: HOME variable

From: Kin Cho
Subject: Re: HOME variable
Date: Thu, 09 Sep 2004 21:56:17 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.2 (gnu/linux)

Use a batch file to start emacs instead:

set HOME=c:\emacs\
start c:\emacs-21.3\bin\runemacs


Jaydutt Shukla <address@hidden> writes:

> This is not a bug but I did not know where else to report it.
> Emacs (v21.3) uses the HOME variable as its root folder and in the
> installation instructions suggest using c:\Emacs as the root folder.
> This implies that I have to set HOME to be equal to "C:\Emacs" This is
> okay but when other programs also need the HOME variable it causes
> problem. For example, I just installed Cygwin on my computer and it uses
> c:\Emacs as its starting directory, which is very annoying because I
> expected it to start either in c:\ or c:\%USERPROFILE%\. Users can
> always work aroung by changing directory (manually or using scripts) but
> that is not a good approach. So I suggest using the variable EMACSHOME
> or something that would associate it with Emacs unambiguously.
> Thanks
> Jaydutt Shukla

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