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Re: How to hide the startup echo area message?

From: Thierry Volpiatto
Subject: Re: How to hide the startup echo area message?
Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 19:05:48 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Ken Goldman <address@hidden> writes:

> My generic answer to emacs startup questions is to use
> one of the client / server packages, gnuclient or
> emacsclient.
> I typically start emacs and leave it running for weeks
> or months at a time, connecting new clients as needed.
> Besides eliminating your zillion messages, starting
> a client is much faster then starting emacs.
> Bruce C. Miller wrote:
>> When I start up Gnu Emacs, I see a message that reads "For
>> information about the GNU Profject and its goals, type C-h C-p." in
>> the minibuffer/ echo area.
>> Having already read this story (several times, in fact), I find this
>> message rather annoying after seeing it for the zillionth time, but
>> I
>>  haven't been able to turn this off. Can it be done?
yes you can turn it off:

| ;; No startup screen
| (setq inhibit-startup-message t)

And if you want another message:

;; Message displayed in *scratch* on startup
;; Take effect only on last emacs versions unless
;; inhibit-startup-(message/screen) is nil.

| (setq initial-scratch-message (purecopy "\
| ;; Thierry's Lisp Interaction Buffer:
| "))

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