Commit 0a2c9284 authored by Eli Zaretskii's avatar Eli Zaretskii
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(General Variables): Clarify the default location of $HOME on w32 systems.

parent 73d99a4b
......@@ -478,12 +478,15 @@ This variable defaults to @file{~/.bash_history} if you use Bash, to
otherwise.
@item HOME
The location of the user's files in the directory tree; used for
expansion of file names starting with a tilde (@file{~}). On MS-DOS, it
defaults to the directory from which Emacs was started, with @samp{/bin}
removed from the end if it was present. On Windows, the default value
of @env{HOME} is the @file{Application Data} subdirectory of the user
profile directory, though for backwards compatibility @file{C:/} will
be used instead if a @file{.emacs} file is found there.
expansion of file names starting with a tilde (@file{~}). On MS-DOS,
it defaults to the directory from which Emacs was started, with
@samp{/bin} removed from the end if it was present. On Windows, the
default value of @env{HOME} is the @file{Application Data}
subdirectory of the user profile directory (normally, this is
@file{C:/Documents and Settings/@var{username}/Application Data},
where @var{username} is your user name), though for backwards
compatibility @file{C:/} will be used instead if a @file{.emacs} file
is found there.
@item HOSTNAME
The name of the machine that Emacs is running on.
@item INCPATH
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