I'm trying to install the Oblivion color theme into GNU Emacs 24.3.

I downloaded the repository as a .zip file then moved the zip folder into my ~/.emacs.d/color-theme/themes directory. I'm pretty sure this is my load path.

When I open emacs and do M-x and type load-file "~/.emacs.d/color-theme/themes/Oblivion-theme.el", it complains [No match]. Even when I type load-file "~.ema and try to use the SPACE-bar autocompletion, it still complains [No match]. I think it's not recognizing this load path?

Finally when I use the command to add a single directory to the load-path:

M-x add-to-list 'load-path "~/.emacs.d/color-theme/themes" it says [No match].

How do I fix this?

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Maybe you are not setting up your default-directory properly.

(let ((default-directory "~/.emacs.d/lisp/"))

In this example, everything in ~/.emacs.d/lisp/ and its subdirectories will be loaded at startup.

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