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~/.emacs: A user's configuration file for emacs.


Now I clearly have a problem with TWiki, in that the link I tried to set up as ~/.emacs actually produces a link / file named Emacs, which is what I'd also like to use for any description of emacs I might write. So, I need to come up with an alternative approach. I'll probably just keep on trucking for now, and come back and make modifications after I decide on an approach. Clearly, there are possibilities like TildeSlashDotEmacs, etc. but I wonder if I can come up with anything better. (Maybe I will think a little while before proceeding much further -- might jump ahead to chapter 9 or 10.)

Update: Tentatively I'm going to head in a direction of naming the wiki pages for hidden configuration files as (for example) [[dot emacs]], and wiki pages for directories as [[dir etc]]. Now need to think about hidden configuration directories -- should they be "dot mc", "dir mc" or something else. And, how about files that are not hidden, but do have a ~/ prefix in the BLT list of terms? Should I name them "file test.txt", just "test.txt", or ???

Or, for ~/.emacs should I go so far as naming the page "tilde slash dot emacs". I hate to go that far, but maybe that's really what I should do -- it is the least ambiguous, and thus least subject to the need for another change in the future. -- I think I'll review how I used Nedit last time (see next paragraph), and sleep on this, perhaps for another day.

And, do I want to make all the necessary changes in Word (probably using macros, but I've done things like this a 100 times) or Nedit using Regular Expressions (which I've done once or twice and would have to "relearn"?) I'll look on my private TWiki to see if I recorded anything useful from the last time I used Nedit for something like this.

The change I have to make is something like:

  • from: [[~/.emacs]]
  • to: [[dot emacs][~/.emacs]]

How do I keep BLT contributors informed, so they don't do duplicate work (create duplicate entries while I'm doing this)? Maybe a note, plus keep the old link and the new link until I actually move a page?


  • RandyKramer - 23 Jan 2002
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