This is rather cool, it is from an email (2006-04-25) on help-gnu-emacs mailing list. The author is Anselm Helbig:
maybe this works for you: put the following lines in all your .emacs files, and put the rest on a web server:
(defun my-eval-url-callback () (goto-char (point-min)) (re-search-forward "^\r?$" nil 1) (delete-region (point-min) (point)) (eval-buffer))
(url-retrieve "http://example.org/emacs.el" 'my-eval-url-callback)
i tested this only superficially. i, too, use version control (darcs) for my .emacs.
Here are more ways to do it:
>>>>> >>>>> "SB" == Steinar Bang writes:
>>>>> >>>>> "Leonid Grinberg":
>> Does anyone out there know (of a way to do it, or of another >> way)?
SB> What I've done is to version control my home directory with CVS SB> and run a CVS server on my home cable modem machine. One of the SB> first things I do on a new linux/unix machine, or cygwin SB> installation, is to check out my home directory and I'm up and SB> running.
SB> I even get version control of the files...:-)
SB> (Note that even though the entire home directory has to be SB> version controlled, not all files in it has to be. And they SB> aren't in my case. I only actually version control all of the SB> stuff that used to take me the better part of a day to set up on SB> a new machine)
I do a similar thing, but use unison which is a file synchroniser rather than a version control. Works like a charm and has the advantage over a remote .emacs that it works when the network is down!