ITP emacro 2.8.5

Bruce Ingalls
Fri Dec 12 15:19:00 GMT 2003

Joshua Daniel Franklin wrote:

>Please keep replies on the mailing list.
Oops. I've been spoiled by lists that automatically set the _reply-to:_ 

>>>>EMacro is a .emacs system that makes Emacs (and XEmacs) easy.
>Since emacro is, if I understand correctly, a configuration system for {,x}emacs, maybe a solution would be to install the /etc/skel files directly, so that they are automatically removed
Correct. I really did not understand the purpose of /etc/defaults.
What happens, when I install to /etc/skel, but files of the same name 
exist there?
Are they silently overwritten?

I originally wanted to copy files to /etc/defaults, then rename the 
.emacs of the installing user, then copy EMacro from /etc/defaults to $HOME.
In this case, I could have preremove remove EMacro, from $HOME, but not 
try to be clever with the backup .emacsen there.
Note that a different user might uninstall, so $HOME could be different.

If you are a vim user, you might wish to check out which would have the same issues. Cream is 
likewise a ~/.vimrc system.

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