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This package contains startupd.el



Modular loading of Emacs configuration.

Small utility library that loads all Lisp files located in the directory indicated by `startupd-path’. Files are filtered by the `startupd-file-name-regexp’ and the loading order is determined by the function defined in `startupd-file-loading-sort-function’. By default the file loading order is done by using `string<’ and byte-compiled versions always take precedence.


This package was tested with GNU/Emacs 23 only, it should work with others versions too but I can’t ensure anything. Besides from that nothing else is required.


Add this to your .emacs:

(add-to-list 'load-path "/folder/containing/file")
(require 'startupd)

The default startupd folder is “~/.emacs.d/startup.d/”.

The default regexp used to indentify startup files matches things like “00functions.el”, “50org.el”, etc. That means a two digit number followed by a letter, followed by any number of alphanumeric, “-” and “_” and ending in “.el” or “.elc”. If a byte-compiled version of a file exists it always takes precedence.

Bug Reports

If you find a bug please report it sending an email listed in the top of the file or just use the github tracker.


startupd.el is free software under the GPL v3, see LICENSE file for details.

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