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Re: HOME directory on W98

From: David Vanderschel
Subject: Re: HOME directory on W98
Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2004 05:50:11 GMT

Ken's post does not make much sense to me.  It is hardly surprising that Windows
does not know where your HOME directory is until you have specified a value for
the HOME environment variable.  For Windows 98, that is normally done in
autoexec.bat.  What Ken is talking about sounds to me more like what you have to
do in NT (etc.) in the absence of an autoexec.bat file.

  David V.

<address@hidden> wrote in message
> If you're installing emacs on a W98 machine and want to have a .emacs
> file, you need a place to put it where emacs will find it.  You need a
> HOME directory.  But W98 doesn't have any HOME environmental variable.
> But it's easy to create.  Go to:
> Start | Control Panel | Classic Menus | System | Advanced |
> Environmental Variables
> This opens a window where you can click on "New" to create either a User
> variable or a System variable.  Your choice.
> Being that it's Windows, of course you have to reboot.
> hth,
> ken

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