Commit 27a19a63 authored by Chong Yidong's avatar Chong Yidong
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Document ~/.emacs.d/init.el

parent f0cdd9e4
2005-10-29 Chong Yidong <cyd@stupidchicken.com>
* custom.texi (Init File): Document ~/.emacs.d/init.el.
* anti.texi (Antinews): Likewise.
2005-10-29 Sascha Wilde <wilde@sha-bang.de>
* pgg.texi (How to use): Update the example to add autoload of
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......@@ -63,9 +63,10 @@ the @samp{-f} option will not read arguments for interactive
functions.
@item
Emacs now looks for @file{.emacs} and @file{.emacs_SHELL} in one
standard location---your home directory. Don't put these files in
@file{~/.emacs.d}; they won't be found.
We have standardized on one location for the user init file: the file
named @file{.emacs} in your home directory. Emacs will not look for
the init file in @file{~/.emacs.d/init.el}. Similarly, don't try
putting @file{.emacs_SHELL} in @file{~/.emacs.d}; Emacs won't find it.
@item
Emacs will not read @file{~/.abbrev_defs} automatically. If you want
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......@@ -1983,13 +1983,15 @@ Reference Manual}.
@cindex startup (init file)
When Emacs is started, it normally loads a Lisp program from the
file @file{.emacs} or @file{.emacs.el} in your home directory. (You
can also put it in a subdirectory @file{~/.emacs.d} and Emacs will
still find it.) We call this file your @dfn{init file} because it
specifies how to initialize Emacs for you. You can use the command
line switch @samp{-q} to prevent loading your init file, and @samp{-u}
(or @samp{--user}) to specify a different user's init file
(@pxref{Initial Options}).
file @file{.emacs} or @file{.emacs.el} in your home directory. We
call this file your @dfn{init file} because it specifies how to
initialize Emacs for you. You can use the command line switch
@samp{-q} to prevent loading your init file, and @samp{-u} (or
@samp{--user}) to specify a different user's init file (@pxref{Initial
Options}).
You can also use @file{~/.emacs.d/init.el} as the init file. Emacs
tries this if it cannot find @file{~/.emacs} or @file{~/.emacs.el}.
@cindex @file{default.el}, the default init file
There can also be a @dfn{default init file}, which is the library
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