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Re: Startup files data in different locations?

From: J. David Boyd
Subject: Re: Startup files data in different locations?
Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2010 08:00:10 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (cygwin) (Ross A. Laird) writes:

> I have my .emacs and .gnus in ~/ as usual. I'd like to back them up
> using Dropbox. I know that I could store them in my Dropbox folder and
> symlink them to ~/, but I wonder if there is a better way. Could I copy
> the settings in these files, place them in files in the Dropbox folder,
> and then include only the load command for these files in .emacs and
> .gnus? This way, I could keep my settings secure and could load them on
> my Linux machines and my Mac with a single line in the startup files of
> each system. No symlinks (which I am not too familiar with and don't use
> much) would be required. So:
> On each system, .emacs has one line:
> (load-file "/home/ross/Dropbox/emacs_startup.el")
> (load-file "/home/ross/Dropbox/gnus_startup.el")
> Is this workable?
> Cheers.
> Ross

The first question that comes to mind is "Did it work?"  

If it works, then it is certainly workable...


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