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Re: emacs -Q not documented

From: Robert J. Chassell
Subject: Re: emacs -Q not documented
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 13:22:54 +0000 (UTC)

   >  -Q

   It is intended to be an option turn off all "extra features".

Yes.  The option is helpful and should be kept.

It is easier than evoking Emacs with an equivalent long string of
options, which are:

    emacs -q             \
    --no-site-file       \
    --no-blinking-cursor \
    --eval '(progn
              (tooltip-mode -1)
              (tool-bar-mode -1)
              (menu-bar-mode -1)
              (scroll-bar-mode -1)
              (setq inhibit-startup-message t))'

(`nil' instead of `-1' causes the evaluated functions to produce a
message, so is no good.)

If we need a long name for `-Q', and do not wish to use `--plain',
please consider


which is long and ugly but does tell you what the option avoids.

    Robert J. Chassell
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