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Re: Change .emacs directory in Ubuntu


From: Kishore Rathinavel
Subject: Re: Change .emacs directory in Ubuntu
Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2013 18:45:22 -0400

Yes, I was looking into that. I dont quite understand how to change
EMACSLOADPATH.
I did these:
(setq default-directory "~/EmacsHome/")
(setq user-emacs-directory "~/EmacsHome/.emacs.d/")
but I do not think that it did any difference because:
1. When the startup screen comes, I click on "Open Home Directory" and it
always opens up the HOME directory which is defined system-wide as
/home/kishore.
2. Any autogenerated file by emacs is stored in the HOME directory as
defined system-wide.

I think what I want is to somehow change the way emacs starts up and force
it to look into a different folder for my .emacs.

Is this possible?


On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 6:24 PM, Peter Dyballa <address@hidden> wrote:

>
> Am 04.09.2013 um 22:37 schrieb address@hidden:
>
> > in Ubuntu, the HOME variable will be used for several other programs as
> well, so I dont want to change that.
>
> What about EMACSLOADPATH and the variable load-path?
>
> --
> Greetings
>
>   Pete
>
> There's no place like ~
>                         – (UNIX Guru)
>
>


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