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Re: Inexplicable flaw: non-overridable .emacs

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Inexplicable flaw: non-overridable .emacs
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 19:24:23 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.95 (gnu/linux)

kj <address@hidden> writes:

> Please correct me if I'm wrong, it is my understanding that one
> cannot use a command-line switch to tell emacs to read a config
> file *other* than the standard ~/.emacs.
> If this is correct, I seems to me an inexplicable design flaw.  Is
> there some fundamental reason for it?
> Of course, if my understanding is incorrect, please toss me a
> cluebrick!

With the option -q it does not read any .emacs file, and with the
option -l somefile.el it reads a different file.  With the option -u
username it reads the startup file of the given username.

Did you actually read the info page concerning startup options?

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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