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Re: Bug#524896: general: Home directory pollution

On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 05:59:24PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 20 2009, Roger Leigh wrote:
> > I was horrified to discover in the last few weeks that Emacs now
> > also defaults to ~/Documents when you start it up, making you
> > delete the useless Documents before you can actually type in
> > something useful.  Is this part of some desktop conspiracy to force
> > us to use these Capitalised "folder" names?!
>         Umm, what? I use Emacs from Git, and I have never seen that
>  directory. Indeed, grepping through the source. the only place that
>  appears is in rmail-mime-attachment-dirs-alist -- have I found the only
>  other person in the world apart from RMS who uses rmail?

I too have looked through the emacs sources, the installed files
under /usr/share/emacs*, my .emacs and /etc/emacs* and I can see no
trace of this, but when I hit C-x C-f on startup, it defaults to
~/Documents.  I still can't find where this is set.

Ah, I now think I have it.  KDE4 must default to its CWD being
~/Documents (yuck, I really don't want that directory!), and by default
emacs will use the CWD as the default path.


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