Cant find or customize my .emacs file
Okay i am completely new to linux, like were talkin 3 days here. I need to modify my .emacs file (which i think is the executable right?), so that i can make some customizations. First off how do I find it (is it in my usr/local/bin i.e. i click it and it launches emacs), or is it som e other file. Secondly how do i open it, i tried using gedit but it said its a binary file, does that mean i cant read it. Sorry im just confused as heck, and this is something real simple im sure but i just dont know. Giving me the commands to enter in terminal would be awesome and helpful but ill take anything. Thanks in advance.