## Manging your .emacs file Published on: 15 Jan 2012

As every emacs tinkerer knows, over time, your .emacs configuration file grows and grows, till it becomes impossible to manage.

The best tip I picked up over the web was to use org-mode, along with org-babel to organize my .emacs file! Org-babel essentially allows you to do literate programming in org-mode! For any emacs newbie/tinkerer, if you copy-paste a lot of customizations from different places on the web I would highly recommend doing this, since this will make it very easy to customize your emacs over time and across different machines!

The snippet below is what I have in my .emacs

;; add the locations of emacs-org/ other extenstions
(require 'cl)

;; set-up org babel