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'''User's Initialization File ''' or '''dotemacs''' or '''init file''' is a file to store your configurations/customizations for Emacs written
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in [[Emacs Lisp]], located at either {{Filename|${HOME}/.emacs.d/init.el}} or (archaically) at {{Filename|${HOME}/.emacs}} or at {{Filename|%HOME%\_emacs}} on [[Windows| MS Windows]].
 
 
 
The most reliable way to find our the place of the initialization file on your system is to check the value of the '''user-init-file''' variable.
 
 
 
== Configuration Example ==
 
 
 
For a good example of an init file check out some of the starter kits, like [[Prelude]].
 
 
 
== Debugging the Init file ==
 
 
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
 
$ emacs --debug-init
 
</syntaxhighlight>
 
 
 
Running the above command will enable the Emacs Lisp debugger for errors in the init file.
 
 
 
== See Also ==
 
 
 
* [[Prelude]]
 
* [[Emacs Starter Kit]]
 
 
 
== External links ==
 
 
 
* {{Manual|emacs|Init-File|The Init File}}
 
* [http://ola-bini.blogspot.com/2008/05/how-large-is-your-emacs.html How Large is Your .emacs?]
 
 
 
[[Category:Customization]]
 
[[Category:Key Concepts]]
 
[[Category:Debug]]
 

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