If you use more than one computer chances are that you use DropBox to keep a number of often used files syncronized and at hand.
I also like to have at least a somewhat similar configuration of various programs on systems. With respect to emacs I have the following .emacs
;; For convenience add the dropbox directory as a variable ;; and set the default directory to that very same one ;; Thus, when storing files you 'start path' will be in ;; the dropbox. (setq dropbox-directory "c:/Users/mj/Documents/My Dropbox/") (setq default-directory dropbox-directory) ;; Add the dropbox/emacs dir to the load path (setq load-path (cons (concat dropbox-directory "emacs/") load-path) ;; Load the settings that I want on all computers (load "mj-startup")
Of course you need to modify the paths to fit with your DropBox setup and your choice of extra setup.