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for example

(show-paren-mode t)

not getting evaluated, I have to run this function every time even though it is in my init.el file and other

  • How do you know it's not getting evaluated? How can we guess what else you might be doing in your init file that might be related? Try to provide a pared-down section of your init file that is sufficient to reproduce the problem, starting from emacs -Q. – Drew Oct 3 '18 at 19:46
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Try invoking emacs --debug-init and see if you get a backtrace. The symptom you are describing is probably an error half way through the init file which is aborting the rest of the load.

EDIT in response to the comment: emacs looks first for ~/.emacs (or ~/.emacs.el) and if it does not find that it looks for ~/.emacs.d/init.el (where ~ stands for your home directory). So just delete ~/.emacs (and ~/.emacs.el if it exists) and it will use ~/.emacs.d/init.el instead.

  • I feel stupid, the .emacs file was the one got initialized not init.el, another question how can I set the init file path ? – RootOfMinusOne Oct 3 '18 at 18:43
  • In general, you should create a new question instead of asking a question in a comment. – NickD Oct 3 '18 at 18:51

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