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documentation typo: `--terminal' fails

From: Robert J. Chassell
Subject: documentation typo: `--terminal' fails
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 14:26:04 +0000 (UTC)

When I run both in an xterm in an X windowing system and in a console
with no X:

    $ /usr/local/src/emacs/src/emacs -Q -D --terminal

we see

    emacs: Option `--terminal' requires an argument

so the documentation in

    (info "(emacs)Initial Options")

is wrong.  It says:

    `-t DEVICE'
         Use DEVICE as the device for terminal input and output.
         `--terminal' implies `--no-window-system'.

However, the following succeeds in both:

         Don't communicate directly with the window system, disregarding the
         `DISPLAY' environment variable even if it is set.  This means that
         Emacs uses the terminal from which it was launched for all its
         display and input.

Today's GNU Emacs CVS snapshot, Mon, 2008 Feb 18  10:46 UTC
GNU Emacs (i686-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.12.5)

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