.erlang file on windows

Sean Hinde <>
Thu Oct 12 19:26:24 CEST 2000

I guess you need to get a decent editor for windows which allows you to call
files by the name you give them - I use XEmacs for NT on my laptop.

I'm sure I read somewhere that emacs provides an alternative filename for
its .emacs file for MS machines but I can't find the reference - either way
it would be a friendly thing for Erlang/OTP


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gerald Biederbeck [mailto:]
> Sent: 12 October 2000 16:25
> To: 
> Subject: .erlang file on windows
> Hi,
> I would like to 
> 	- load/compile some modules
> 	- change directories
> 	- start a certain erlang module
> 	and so on...
> AUTOMATICALLY during startup of the Erlang-Shell!
> On a UNIX/LINUX machine there is this '.erlang' file -> no problem!
> But how is that achieved on a Windows9x machine?
> Do I really have to create a '.erlang' file on a LINUX machine
> and copy it to the Windows9x machine afterwards???
> Isn't there a smarter way?
> Did I miss something in the Erlang documentation?
> Thanx for any reply!
> Regards
> /Gerald B.

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