12.1 Configuration and initialization files

There are a number of files that contain configuration and initialization information:

The default location of your home directory varies on Unix systems, but it is typically something lick /home . On Windows, the directory is constructed from the environment variables HOMEDRIVE and HOMEPATH The directory itself has the same name as your user name, so if you log on as john , your home directory might be /home/john on Unix systems or something like C:\Documents and Settings\john on Windows XP.

A sample personal initialization file, the LispWorks file config/a-dot-lispworks.lisp , is supplied. You should created a customized copy of this file when you install LispWorks, as described in the LispWorks Release Notes and Installation Guide .

Many of the customizations discussed in this chapter involve making changes to your personal initialization file.

LispWorks User Guide - 21 Jul 2006