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bug#27589: Wrong documentation for .emacs lookup on Windows


From: Björn Lindqvist
Subject: bug#27589: Wrong documentation for .emacs lookup on Windows
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2017 18:16:21 +0200

Oops, forgot to mention version 24.5.1. Also if I try to open the file "c:/Users/bjorn/AppData/Roaming/.emacs" something weird happens and Emacs redirects me to the file "c:/Users/bjorn/.emacs" instead.

2017-07-05 18:08 GMT+02:00 Björn Lindqvist <address@hidden>:
Information in these pages is incorrect:

https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/emacs/Windows-HOME.html
https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/efaq-w32/Location-of-init-file.html

In my case .emacs is at "C:\Users\bjorn\AppData\Roaming\.emacs" Emacs does not set the value of the HOME variable to that location:

(getenv "HOME")
"C:\\Users\\bjorn"

And "Within Emacs, <~> at the beginning of a file name is expanded to your HOME directory, so you can always find your .emacs file by typing the command C-x C-f ~/.emacs." is therefore not true:

(expand-file-name "~/.emacs")
"c:/Users/bjorn/.emacs"


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mvh/best regards Björn Lindqvist



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