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Re: Location of .emacs in Windows 7

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Location of .emacs in Windows 7
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 18:41:18 +0200

> From: Jordan Wilson <>
> Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 16:33:16 +0000
> There's a file in the Emacs distribution (it's
> share/emacs/site-lisp/site-start.el in 24.4 from, it might
> be in a different place on other versions) that allows you to define HOME,
> i.e. what `~' expands to.

IME, it's not a good idea to define HOME (or PATH or ...) inside Emacs
differently than it's defined outside, because it will cause subtle
problems, e.g. in programs not invoked from Emacs.  It is best to
define HOME in the environment outside Emacs, such that both Emacs and
the other programs use the same value.

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