for questions about initialization files `.emacs` or `init.el. DO NOT USE this tag if you assume answers require tweaking initialization files because many solutions do not involve directly manipulating initialization files.
On startup, Emacs normally loads a Lisp program from an initialization file, or
init file for short. It is how Emacs is customized. Emacs looks for the
init file using the filenames
~/ is the home directory). Use the init-file tag for questions pertaining to any of these initialization files.
Use init-file for questions about:
- customs, protocols, and canonical practices for Emacs startup files
- errors in init-file
Do not use init-file for questions:
- that you assume may need code snippets in the init-file