By default, Clozure CL will look for a file named:
in your home directory, and load it upon startup. If you wish, you can compile your init file, and Clozure CL will load the compiled version if it is newer than the corresponding source file. Because the init file is loaded the same way as normal Lisp code is, you can put anything you want in it. For example, you can change the working directory, and load code that you use frequently.
To suppress the loading of this init-file, invoke Clozure CL with the:
--no-init (or -n)