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Re: Suppressing load messages


From: Joel J. Adamson
Subject: Re: Suppressing load messages
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 12:59:28 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Brendan Halpin <address@hidden> writes:

> address@hidden (Joel J. Adamson) writes:
>
>> This is all STDERR, i.e. the *Messages* buffer.  If you redirect STDERR
>> or STDOUT, you can suppress the messages, or capture the output in a file.
>>
>> For example, "hello 2</dev/null"
>
> Yes, but that's not a solution so much as a workaround.

Well if there can be no arrangement, then we are at an impasse.

>> The real question you should be asking is why emacs is loading all that
>> crap when you're using the --script option.  Who's in charge of your
>> site-start.el?
>
> Indeed. In practice Debian are in charge, but there's nothing to stop me
> changing it -- now all I need is to know (i) how to tell at startup if emacs
> is invoked with --script and (ii) how to interfere with the site-start.d
> process. 

By the above I mean that what you're suggesting sounds like a
workaround, and my workaround sounds like a solution.  Perhaps there's
another way to redirect *Messages* from within Emacs.

You can still redirect your output.  If you don't want that, then
perhaps you need to reconsider why you're using --script.

Like I said if you want to edit files in place, you just open them, edit
them and save them, and STDOUT is incidental; in fact, all you'll get is
STDERR unless your functions have side-effects that call princ.

Joel

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