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Re: [h-e-w] Emacs not finding the ".emacs" file

From: Richard M. Heiberger
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Emacs not finding the ".emacs" file
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2004 18:23:06 -0400

Stephen Leake 
> Emacs looks for .emacs in $HOME. You need to define the HOME
> environment variable in the system control panel; set it to c:\Emacs


No, please don't do that.  The environment variable HOME is you.  It is not
the emacs program or any other system value.

I use
Set this value in the
control panel/system/advance/environment variables/user variables
for W2000 and XP.

set it in autoexec.bat for older windows systems.

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