Welcome to my Emacs initialization files.
The main initialization file is
emacs.el, which is loaded as part of a
machine-specific bootstrap process.
I use ELPA, the Emacs Lisp Package Archive, but don’t check that directory into this repository.
The global variable
*my-emacs-lib-dir* must be defined to point to this
The load path is set up to look in the Emacs installation first, then in
Since I use Emacs on multiple machines, I came up with a customization
scheme that lets me run “before” and “after” code for each machine around my
main initialization code. Each domain (work, home, etc.) gets its own
subdirectory and each machine gets its own subdirectory within the domain.
Inside there are a number of files, all but the first optional:
custom.el, and the bookmark file
emacs.bmk which is not checked in to source control.
On each box I create a soft link from the appropriate
init.el file in
that machine’s bootstrap/DOMAIN/MACHINE directory to
init.el file on the machine I’m using right now, which is really a
(load-file "~/.emacs.d/elisp/bootstrap-init.el") (bootstrap-init "home" "sysex")
See bootstrap-init.el for the definition of
bootstrap-init. That function
finds the directory corresponding containing the customization files
corresponding to its args. It then runs the
before.el file in that
directory, then the main customization file
The bootstrap process sets a number of variables including
keys.el which does pretty much the same thing that the
bootstrap process does: it defines my normal key bindings then loads the
keys.el file in the bootstrap directory specified earlier.
See also my Emacs tips page.