Commit 6edf847b authored by Chong Yidong's avatar Chong Yidong

(Entering Emacs): Document inhibit-startup-screen.

parent 9e8eeff9
......@@ -25,13 +25,13 @@ you can use it to run other shell commands.
@cindex startup screen
When Emacs starts up, the initial frame displays a special buffer
named @samp{*GNU Emacs*}. This buffer contains @dfn{links} to common
tasks that might be useful to beginning users. For instance,
activating the @samp{Emacs Tutorial} link opens the Emacs tutorial;
this does the same thing as the command @kbd{C-h t}
(@code{help-with-tutorial}). To activate a link, either move point
onto it and type @kbd{@key{RET}}, or click on it with @kbd{mouse-1}
(the left mouse button).
named @samp{*GNU Emacs*}. This buffer contains some information about
Emacs, and includes @dfn{links} to common tasks that might be useful
to beginning users. For instance, activating the @samp{Emacs
Tutorial} link opens the Emacs tutorial; this does the same thing as
the command @kbd{C-h t} (@code{help-with-tutorial}). To activate a
link, either move point onto it and type @kbd{@key{RET}}, or click on
it with @kbd{mouse-1} (the left mouse button).
Using a command line argument, you can tell Emacs to visit one or
more specific files as soon as it starts up. For example,
......@@ -63,6 +63,14 @@ already running Emacs. @xref{Emacs Server}.
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. @xref{Lisp Interaction}.
@node Exiting, Basic, Entering Emacs, Top
@section Exiting Emacs
@cindex exiting
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