.erlang file on windows

Craig Dickson <>
Thu Oct 12 19:42:34 CEST 2000

Why should you have to create a .erlang file on *nix and copy it over? Just
create it on the Windows machine. I realize that the Windows Explorer won't
let you create a filename beginning with a dot, but the shell window will.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Gerald Biederbeck" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, 12 October 2000 08:25 am
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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