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

From: Stephen Leake
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Emacs not finding the ".emacs" file
Date: 06 Aug 2004 11:35:18 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3

"Richard M. Heiberger" <address@hidden> writes:

> 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 don't follow. 

Ah. You are saying "don't set HOME to c:\Emacs, set it to something
else". In general, that is good advice. But since the OP has his
.emacs in c:\Emacs, and doesn't have HOME set to anything, setting
HOME to c:\Emacs is the simplest solution.

-- Stephe

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