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I have received a number of complaints about starting up dumped
EMACS environments. The problem is usually caused by an error in the
user's EMACS.INIT or EMACS.VARS file. Here is the proper way to dump an
The only preparation necessary to use MKDUMP is to insert the following
line into your init file, at the top before any library loading (note
that there are TWO Altmodes at the end of the line):
Or if you have a VARS file, insert this line into it, at the top:
*: M(M.M Run Library)MKDUMP
This will prepare EMACS for later dumping by causing M-X Load Library to
start remembering exactly where it finds the libraries it loads.
To make a dumped EMACS job, first start up EMACS the normal way:
M-X Dump EMACS
This will write the dump to the file DEMACS.EXE in your home directory.
The next time you want to run EMACS, you can run the dump: