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4.4 Directories for Emacs Hacks

If you use any Emacs ( 32.1 ) editor (GNU Emacs or any of the commercial alternatives), you may have written lots of handy LISP programs for use while you're editing. It's convenient to create a separate directory for these; a good name for this directory is (obviously) emacs ; it's usually located in your home directory.

If you use GNU Emacs, you should put the following line in the .emacs file:

(setq load-path (append load-path '("

your-emacs-directory

")))

This tells Emacs that it should look in your personal Emacs directory to find your programs. (It's similar to the PATH ( 6.4 ) environment variable.)

- ML


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