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Re: newer versions of emacs file open

From: Joel J. Adamson
Subject: Re: newer versions of emacs file open
Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2007 16:07:41 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

"address@hidden" <address@hidden> writes:

> What would really be great (and this is how most responsible Unix
> programs work) is if all the preferences a user selects for emacs is
> written to e.g.  .emacs in the users home directory.

If your Emacs installation does not do this, then there is something
seriously wrong.  That's what .emacs is for.  You should have your
custom settings (settings set by Customize) saved in your .emacs or in a
special `custom-file'.  Have you read the manual on customization?

I have never had a problem with Emacs settings across installations.
Are you sure you are saving your settings?


Joel J. Adamson
Pediatric Psychopharmacology Research Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA  02114
(617) 643-1432
(303) 880-3109

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