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bug#8220: 24.0.50; (On Windows XP) "c:\_emacs" isn't found during startu
bug#8220: 24.0.50; (On Windows XP) "c:\_emacs" isn't found during startup
Fri, 11 Mar 2011 13:25:21 +0200
> Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 13:56:03 +0800
> From: Jason Rumney <address@hidden>
> On 11/03/2011 10:35, Juanma Barranquero wrote:
> > makes this less than clear-cut, and in fact, the order in which
> > [._]emacs is searched (I'm ignoring ~/.emacs.d/init.el) is
> > %HOME%\.emacs
> > %HOME%\_emacs
> > C:\.emacs
> > %APPDATA%\.emacs
> > %APPDATA%\_emacs
> More accurately, if %HOME% is set explicitly, then init files are
> searched there.
> Otherwise if c:\.emacs exists, then %HOME% is implicitly set to C:\ (for
> backwards compatibility with older versions)
> Otherwise %HOME% is implicitly set to the user's Application Data
> directory, obtained through system calls.
I tried to explain this algorithm in the manual in more user-friendly
terms. Please take a look (posted in another mail in bug #8221).