Commit be77bd45 authored by Chong Yidong's avatar Chong Yidong
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* entering.texi (Entering Emacs): Document initial-buffer-choice.

* building.texi (Lisp Interaction): Document initial-scratch-message.
parent 5a8f12af
2009-04-22 Chong Yidong <cyd@stupidchicken.com>
* entering.texi (Entering Emacs): Document initial-buffer-choice.
* building.texi (Lisp Interaction): Document initial-scratch-message.
2009-04-18 Juanma Barranquero <lekktu@gmail.com>
* msdog.texi (Windows Fonts): Fix typos.
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......@@ -1404,6 +1404,13 @@ point, evaluates it, and inserts the value in printed representation
before point. The result is a complete typescript of the expressions
you have evaluated and their values.
@vindex initial-scratch-message
At startup, the @samp{*scratch*} buffer contains a short message, in
the form of a Lisp comment, that explains what it is for. This
message is controlled by the variable @code{initial-scratch-message},
which should be either a string or @code{nil}. If you set it to the
empty string, or @code{nil}, the initial message is suppressed.
@findex lisp-interaction-mode
All other commands in Lisp Interaction mode are the same as in Emacs
Lisp mode. You can enable Lisp Interaction mode by typing @kbd{M-x
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......@@ -64,13 +64,13 @@ certain Lisp files, call certain functions, and so forth. These
features exist mainly for advanced users. @xref{Emacs Invocation}.
@vindex inhibit-startup-screen
If the value of the variable @code{inhibit-startup-screen} is
non-@code{nil}, Emacs does not display the startup screen. In that
case, if one or more files were specified on the command line, Emacs
simply displays those files; otherwise, it displays a buffer named
@samp{*scratch*}, which can be used to evaluate Emacs Lisp expressions
interactively (@pxref{Lisp Interaction}). You can set the variable
@code{inhibit-startup-screen} by using the Customize facility
If the variable @code{inhibit-startup-screen} is non-@code{nil},
Emacs does not display the startup screen. In that case, if one or
more files were specified on the command line, Emacs simply displays
those files; otherwise, it displays a buffer named @samp{*scratch*},
which can be used to evaluate Emacs Lisp expressions interactively.
@xref{Lisp Interaction}. You can set the variable
@code{inhibit-startup-screen} using the Customize facility
(@pxref{Easy Customization}), or by editing your initialization file
(@pxref{Init File}).@footnote{Note that setting
@code{inhibit-startup-screen} in @file{site-start.el} doesn't work,
......@@ -78,6 +78,14 @@ because the startup screen is set up before reading
@file{site-start.el}. @xref{Init File}, for information about
@file{site-start.el}.}
You can also force Emacs to display a file or directory at startup
by setting the variable @code{initial-buffer-choice} to a
non-@code{nil} value. (In that case, even if you specify one or more
files on the command line, Emacs opens but does not display them.)
The value of @code{initial-buffer-choice} can be either the name of
the desired file or directory, or @code{t}, which means to display the
@samp{*scratch*} buffer.
@node Exiting, Basic, Entering Emacs, Top
@section Exiting Emacs
@cindex exiting
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