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Re: setting the default directory on Windows startup

From: Kevin Dziulko
Subject: Re: setting the default directory on Windows startup
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 08:08:54 -0400 (EDT)

Add this to your _emacs file:

(setq default-directory "C:\\home/")


On Thu, 19 Sep 2002, Alan Barton wrote:

> I'm a new user of emacs on Windows, although I have some experience on Linux
> OS versions.  When I open an emacs session and select 'File' -> 'Open file'
> , my directory tree starts looking in 'c:\emacs\bin\' when I would prefer
> that it start looking in my 'c:\home' directory.
> I found the variable 'insert-default-directory', but this just seems to be a
> toggle switch, and does not allow me to input the name of a new default
> directory.  I'm aware that I can simply 'cd' in to my working directory each
> time I open an emacs session, but I'd like my sessions to automatically 'cd'
> to my working directory on startup.  How do I go about doing this?
> Thanks for your assistance.
>                                  -Alan Barton
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