~/.emacs start-up file is stored in my AFS home directory. Often when I login to a linux machine I will forget to renew my AFS credentials before attempting to edit a local (non-AFS) file with Emacs.
When this happens Emacs will attempt to load
~./emacs but cannot because it is in AFS space where I do not have access. Eventually (after a minute or so) Emacs will give up trying to load
~./emacs and continue. But waiting for Emacs to timeout is annoying (typing Ctrl-Z does not seem to interrupt this timeout).
I want to shorten the amount of time that Emacs waits before giving up. I have tried the suggestion at this site which says to put the following code in the
(with-timeout (4) (load remote-.emacs))
However, when I do that I get the error
Error in init file: Symbol's value as variable is void: remote-\.emacs whenever starting Emacs.
How can I shorten this timeout?