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Re: Emacs newbie - Syntax Highlighting and Indentation

From: Jody M. Klymak
Subject: Re: Emacs newbie - Syntax Highlighting and Indentation
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2003 14:22:36 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (windows-nt)

Hello David,

David Rasmussen <> writes:

> Thanks to everyone. As an aside, let me just mention that emacs for
> windows must somehow be cygwin-aware. When I start emacs from a normal
> Windows command prompt or from a shortcut, it saves .emacs in c:\
> But if I start emacs from cygwin (no, I do not have emacs for cygwin
> installed, it _is_ the same emacs I am starting from cygwin, that I
> started from the command prompt and the desktop just before), it saves
> .emacs in c:\cygwin\home\david\

I think you'll find that if you set the environment variable HOME
(under Control Panel - System - Advanced - Environment Variables)
that you will get the same effect starting emacs outside of cygwin.

Cheers,  Jody

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