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Re: broken .emacs file


From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: broken .emacs file
Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2003 18:22:57 GMT

In article <address@hidden>,
Dan Anderson  <address@hidden> wrote:
>I did something very silly.  I wanted to apply my .emacs file from my
>personal user to my superuser, so just did a: #cp -f /home/daniel/.emac*
>/root
>
>This messed things up royally though, and rm -fR /root/.emac* doesn't
>seem to help (or it just breaks more things).

What was the -R option for?  Just plain "rm /root/.emacs" should do it.

>Is there a command like M-x blank-.emacs-file?

The -q option to emacs runs it without loading the .emacs file.  You can
then edit it to correct any problems.

-- 
Barry Margolin, address@hidden
Level(3), Woburn, MA
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