Commit dae79445 authored by Eli Zaretskii's avatar Eli Zaretskii
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(Init File, Find Init): Add cross-references to where $HOME is described.

parent 0e21fc54
......@@ -2029,8 +2029,9 @@ 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. We
call this file your @dfn{init file} because it specifies how to
file @file{.emacs} or @file{.emacs.el} in your home directory
(see @ref{General Variables, HOME} if you don't know where that is).
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
......@@ -2442,11 +2443,12 @@ library. @xref{Hooks}.
@node Find Init
@subsection How Emacs Finds Your Init File
Normally Emacs uses the environment variable @env{HOME} to find
@file{.emacs}; that's what @samp{~} means in a file name. If
@file{.emacs} is not found inside @file{~/} (nor @file{.emacs.el}),
Emacs looks for @file{~/.emacs.d/init.el} (which, like
@file{~/.emacs.el}, can be byte-compiled).
Normally Emacs uses the environment variable @env{HOME}
(@pxref{General Variables, HOME}) to find @file{.emacs}; that's what
@samp{~} means in a file name. If @file{.emacs} is not found inside
@file{~/} (nor @file{.emacs.el}), Emacs looks for
@file{~/.emacs.d/init.el} (which, like @file{~/.emacs.el}, can be
byte-compiled).
However, if you run Emacs from a shell started by @code{su}, Emacs
tries to find your own @file{.emacs}, not that of the user you are
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