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Re: [h-e-w] Perl in shell with portable Emacs installation

From: poti
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Perl in shell with portable Emacs installation
Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2010 13:33:03 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On 07:15 Sat 05 Jun     , Claire_B wrote:
> I'm usually a Mac/Linux user, but since all the computers at my workplace are
> PCs running Windows XP, I'm trying to build a fully integrated,
> self-sufficient Emacs system on a USB key.
> (I don't have, and can't have, admin rights on these computers and they are
> bios-locked so installing new software or booting from a LiveUSB Linux
> ddistribution is out of the question).

You might have a look at In particular,  I use invocation
directory to set paths for everything else:

;;Set drive letter or mount point, making the software relocatable.
(setq ipoide-root (substring invocation-directory 0 (- (string-match "Emacs" 
invocation-directory) 1)))

See the files at the end of the page on assembling the portable system:

The project is going through a major upgrade and the goals include trying 
to script the assembly process for the portable environment and organizing 
the project so others can contribute to development. 

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