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Re: newer versions of emacs file open

From: address@hidden
Subject: Re: newer versions of emacs file open
Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2007 16:58:52 -0500
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I am using emacs for as long as I can remember about 10+ years.
There must be something I dont understand, because it could NEVER save settings in $HOME/.emacs
Everytime I reinstall the servers everyone needs to fight their way to get their old settings working again.
This happened from RH5-FC7
I can save settings all I want, but a new emacs installation ignores the old settings.
For example I have a lot of syntax highlighting and custom debuggers etc etc which does not get saved.
Whenever I start a new installed version, pop goes the weasel.

Joel J. Adamson wrote:
"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?



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