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Old 10-08-2006, 03:36 PM   #1
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emacs color schemes

I have changed the color scheme in emac by typing M-x color-.... and when I reopen it it goes back to the way it was. I also clicked options->save but it doesn't save.

How may I save the color scheme?

Thank you!
Old 10-08-2006, 03:39 PM   #2
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dunno, but have you looked in your home directory/partition and probably by viewing "hidden files" theres often a user based file, a bit like the .kdmrc for kde - I don't know what it might be called though, I don't use emacs so you'd have to check and see if theres anything that shows up.

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Old 10-08-2006, 03:53 PM   #3
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Thank you,

I got it working. For future people wanting to do this

simply go to home directory and open .emacs and at the end add

or whatever you choose. I don't know about the "()" however it follows the current pattern of the file.


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