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Re: How to specify path to .emacs.d

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: How to specify path to .emacs.d
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2012 20:51:53 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.2.50 (gnu/linux)

>    emacs --eval '(setq user-emacs-directory "my/path/.emacs.d/")'

The --eval argument is executed after reading your .emacs (or
.emacs.d/init.el) file, so clearly that won't work.

> C-h v does show that user-emacs-directory has the /my/path/.emacs.d
> value, however.

Yes, but only later when you do C-h v, not while trying to load the
.emacs file.


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