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I know one can define where abbrev files are saved with something like this

(setq abbrev-file-name "/home/zeltak/.emacs.d/abbrv/personal_abbrv.txt")

but this file has several section like (define-abbrev-table 'Buffer-menu-mode-abbrev-table '()) etc.

Is there a way to define another file that will only record the global-abbrev-table, is that possible at all?

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    You could just (define-abbrev-table 'global-abbrev-table '()) in some file, let's say abbrevs.el and at the end of it (provide 'abbrevs). Afterwards you just (require 'abbrevs). – caisah Jul 25 '16 at 18:22
  • I agree with @caisah, and I would recommend looking into Emacs' file loading functions for more fine-grained control. I think provide/require as mentioned would be the easiest if you're unfamiliar with Emacs Lisp. – bitflips Jul 26 '16 at 17:42

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