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Re: How to show which files loaded on startup?

From: Pascal J. Bourguignon
Subject: Re: How to show which files loaded on startup?
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2008 20:55:27 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1008 (Gnus v5.10.8) Emacs/22.2 (gnu/linux)

ranchlan <address@hidden> writes:

> I am having problems with emacs taking a very long time to start (for
> environment info see end of post). When I start it in a terminal
> windows (nox) I get the "F1 *scratch*" screen right away but it takes
> me about 70 seconds before the screen allows me to enter anything.
> However, when I start emacs with the "-q" option it starts instantly
> (under one second). So, it appears that the slowness is due to
> some .el or .elc file that emacs is loading when it starts.

When you pass -q, emacs skips loading your dot file: ~/.emacs

Edit it with C-x C-f ~/.emacs RET

> I looked around and removed all the the files I thought might be
> causing the problem but to no avail. So, what I would like to see is
> exactly _which_ files emacs is loading when it starts.
> How can I generate such a list?

(mapcar 'first load-history)

> Environment information:
> Debian Etch, GNU Emacs 21.4.1

But really why do you start emacs?

I mean, more than once everytime you boot your computer, that is,
given a Debian system, once every 18 months?  Don't you use emacsclient?

__Pascal Bourguignon__           

"Debugging?  Klingons do not debug! Our software does not coddle the

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