Commit f4220fcd authored by Eli Zaretskii's avatar Eli Zaretskii
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(Changing an Option): Document that "emacs -q" cannot save customizations.

parent b5c5b319
...@@ -505,6 +505,7 @@ when they are finished editing a field. To insert a newline within an ...@@ -505,6 +505,7 @@ when they are finished editing a field. To insert a newline within an
editable field, use @kbd{C-o} or @kbd{C-q C-j}. editable field, use @kbd{C-o} or @kbd{C-q C-j}.
@cindex saving option value @cindex saving option value
@cindex customized options, saving
Setting the option changes its value in the current Emacs session; Setting the option changes its value in the current Emacs session;
@dfn{saving} the value changes it for future sessions as well. This @dfn{saving} the value changes it for future sessions as well. This
works by writing code into your @file{~/.emacs} file so as to set the works by writing code into your @file{~/.emacs} file so as to set the
...@@ -512,6 +513,12 @@ option variable again each time you start Emacs. To save the option, ...@@ -512,6 +513,12 @@ option variable again each time you start Emacs. To save the option,
invoke @samp{[State]} and select the @samp{Save for Future Sessions} invoke @samp{[State]} and select the @samp{Save for Future Sessions}
operation. operation.
If Emacs was invoked with the @option{-q} or @option{--no-init-file}
options (@pxref{Initial Options}), it will not let you save your
customizations in your @file{~/.emacs} init file. This is because
saving customizations from such a session would wipe out all the other
customizations you might have on your init file.
You can also restore the option to its standard value by invoking You can also restore the option to its standard value by invoking
@samp{[State]} and selecting the @samp{Erase Customization} @samp{[State]} and selecting the @samp{Erase Customization}
operation. There are actually three reset operations: operation. There are actually three reset operations:
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