Bug 8143 - can't find .emacs or .emacs.el file to configure emacs
can't find .emacs or .emacs.el file to configure emacs
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: emacs (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 2000-01-03 12:09 EST by ondrej kalny
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-16 18:49:05 EST
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Description ondrej kalny 2000-01-03 12:09:19 EST
I have installed RH6.1 on my PII 350 (upgraded RH5.1), but when I want to
configure emacs, there is no configuration file called .emacs or .emacs.el
Where can I find some configuration file for this component? Thank you -
Ondrej Kalny
Comment 1 Anonymous 2000-02-03 21:08:59 EST
The .emacs file contains Emacs Lisp code that Emacs runs when it starts.  There is no default or generic .emacs file that I am aware of; you just add Emacs Lisp code to customize Emacs to your liking.  Or you can have Emacs do this for you, to a certain extent, by running the M-x custom command after starting Emacs.

So this isn't a bug, though there may be a missing feature or missing documentation here.  Should this entry in the bug database be removed?
Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 2000-02-16 18:49:59 EST
This is most certainly not a bug. "touch ~/.emacs" should just do it

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