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User setup for emacs

From: tolugboji
Subject: User setup for emacs
Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2021 18:35:51 +0000

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On Sunday, October 10th, 2021 at 6:31 PM, Drew Adams <> 

> > I set custom-file to another file - ~/.emacs.custom - because I don't
> >
> > understand customize well and I used to feel very scared everytime
> >
> > that customize changed something in my ~/.emacs without showing me
> >
> > what it was doing. The part of my ~/.emacs that sets this is:
> >
> > (setq custom-file "~/.emacs.custom")
> >
> > (load custom-file)
> IMHO, everyone should define `custom-file', and thus keep Customize's 
> maintenance of the code it generates away from the code you write in your 
> init file. To me, this is common sense. But I was unable to get Emacs to even 
> recommend using` custom-file', let alone programmatically
> encourage (not quite enforce) its use.

Quite unfortunate.  It takes a lot of convincing and changes very slow.
I would like to ask if the link to the user-customisation files should
be done from ~/.emacs.d/init.el.

Is the latest way to do so in ~/.emacs.d/init.el rather than from ~/.emacs?

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