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Re: [emacs -q versus empty .emacs file] (was: tgz extension and dired-do

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: [emacs -q versus empty .emacs file] (was: tgz extension and dired-do-compress)
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:21:16 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

Hello, Uwe.

On Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 13:07:37 +0100, Uwe Brauer wrote:
> >>> "Eli" == Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>    > I don't know, because it works for me.  Did you try in "emacs -Q"?

> I also  tried out emacs -q and it works as expected, but when I start
> emacs 

Please don't confuse "emacs -Q" with "emacs -q" - they're not the same.

> with a .emacs file which is empty the behavior of dired changes, so
> something is loaded but what?

> According to man emacs: emacs -q just does not load the init file

> So why does not emacs -q and an empty .emacs file show the same behavior?

With "-q", you're loading site-start.el, should it exist, but not your

With "-Q", you don't even load site-start.el.

Hope that helps!

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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