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Re: newer versions of emacs file open


From: Joel J. Adamson
Subject: Re: newer versions of emacs file open
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 11:49:50 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Tim X <address@hidden> writes:

> "address@hidden" <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> I am using emacs for as long as I can remember about 10+ years.
>> There must be something I dont understand, because it could NEVER save
>> settings in $HOME/.emacs
>> Everytime I reinstall the servers everyone needs to fight their way to get
>> their old settings working again.
>> This happened from RH5-FC7
>> I can save settings all I want, but a new emacs installation ignores the old
>> settings.
>> For example I have a lot of syntax highlighting and custom debuggers etc etc
>> which does not get saved.
>> Whenever I start a new installed version, pop goes the weasel.
>
> That sounds very odd. I've been using emacs since version 19 and my .emacs
> has evolved steadily through using versions 19, 20, 21 and now 22. There
> have only been two issues I've come across -

Is there something peculiar about the Emacs included with RedHat?  Does
it set up using (custom-file) automatically?  My question to OP would be
"what else happened to your users' files?"  The only places Customize
has ever saved anything for me is in .emacs or (custom-file), which I
started using simply because it's nicer to look at my .emacs with the
Custom settings elsewhere.

Joel

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Joel J. Adamson
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Pediatric Psychopharmacology Research Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital
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