Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 8143
can't find .emacs or .emacs.el file to configure emacs
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:53 EDT
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 -
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?
This is most certainly not a bug. "touch ~/.emacs" should just do it