Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· tonini

Emacs Change logs

Don't deny it, you also need sometimes a so called Changelog file in your projects, hold recent changes, show what for great coder you are. So we're clear at this point, we like and use it.

Emacs comes with a built in feature for that, to help you out with writing your Changelog files.

If you want to choose in which Changelog file you will write just use: add-change-log-entry or add-change-log-entry-other-window.

If you're using the C-x 4 a key combination it uses the already chosen Changelog file or create a new one in the current directory when not exisit.

There are two variables you might want to change:

(setq user-mail-address "")  ;; default: user@host
(setq change-log-default-name "CHANGELOG")  ;; default: ChangeLog

For more details got to: Gnu Emacs Manuel