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Re: Loading local .emacs from remote machine

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: Re: Loading local .emacs from remote machine
Date: Thu, 06 Feb 2003 14:06:58 +0000
User-agent: Gnus (, GNU Emacs (

Kai Großjohann wrote:

> Let's say you have a CVS work directory ~/work/dotfiles for your,
> well, dot files.  Then you'd create two files .emacs and Makefile
> there and Makefile would look like this:
> install:
>         ( cd $HOME; ln -s work/dotfiles/.emacs )
> After this, wherever you go, just
>     mkdir ~/work
>     cd ~/work
>     cvs -d $YOUR_REPOSITORY co dotfiles
>     cd dotfiles
>     make install
> The above is for a fresh account.  After you've done it once, just
>     cd ~/work/dotfiles
>     cvs up -dP
>     make install

This sounds like a nice idea, but surely there is some faffing about
to be done with regards to authentication? In which case, does it
really gain you much over just

scp user@remotehost:.emacs ./


I suppose it does if you have a lot of config files you want to copy.

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