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Re: Can't find .emacs file on Cygwin Emacs


From: Kai Grossjohann
Subject: Re: Can't find .emacs file on Cygwin Emacs
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2003 20:40:44 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.2 (gnu/linux)

Apokrif <address@hidden> writes:

> I've got an Emacs for Windows 98 which uses C:\_emacs ("_", not ".").

Emacs for Windows reads ~/.emacs if present, else it looks for
~/_emacs.

Whoever uses Emacs on a non-DOS system should try C-x C-f ~/.emacs RET
(with tilde and a forward slash).  The file you're then looking at is
your .emacs file -- maybe it is new, and thus empty.

The DOSish eight-dot-three convention does not allow .emacs as a file
name.  AFAIK, DOS is the only system where .emacs is not called
.emacs.

Kai


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