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Re: Can I preload my ~/.emacs source for editing only?

From: jpkotta
Subject: Re: Can I preload my ~/.emacs source for editing only?
Date: Tue, 4 May 2010 08:16:12 -0700 (PDT)
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On May 4, 5:07 am, (Pascal J. Bourguignon)
> Bill <> writes:
> > When emacs is running I can C-x C-f to load my ~/.emacs source into a
> > buffer for editing. That is easy enough, but I would like to know how
> > to do it programmaticaly so it preloads on startup. Using (load "path-
> > to-dot-emacs") makes emacs protest about redundant evaluation. This
> > newbie just wants to edit, not evaluate.
> When you want to know what commande hides behind a keychoard, you can
> use C-h k
> Type C-h k C-x C-f
> and see what command is used to find a file and edit it.  
> You can then insert a form using this command in your ~/.emacs, such
> as:
>   (find-file "~/.emacs")
> The opposite of C-h k is C-h w which tells you where (to which
> keychoards) a command is bound.  For example, C-h w find-file RET
> displays in the minibuffer:
> find-file is on <open>, C-x C-f, <menu-bar> <file> <new-file>
> --
> __Pascal Bourguignon__

The variable `user-init-file' always points to the user's init file,
whatever it might be named.  For example, I use ~/.emacs.d/init.el
instead of ~/.emacs.

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