emacs <command>

An extensible, customizable, free/libre text editor — and more

Arguments

NameDescription
commandfilepaths

Options

NameDescription
--batchDo not do interactive display; implies -q
--chdirChange to directory
--daemon,--bg-daemonStart a server in the background
--fg-daemonStart a server in the foreground
--versionDisplay Emacs version information and exit
--helpDisplay help and exit
-q,--no-init-fileDo not load an init file
-nl,--no-shared-memoryDo not use shared memory
--no-site-file,-nslDo not load the site-wide startup file
--no-desktopDo not load a saved desktop
-Q,--quickSimilar to "-q --no-site-file --no-splash", Also, avoid processing X resources
--no-splashDo not display a splash screen during start-u
--debug-initEnable Emacs Lisp debugger during the processing of the user init file ~/.emacs. This is useful for debugging problems in the init file
-u,--userLoad user's init file
-t,--terminal <command>Use specified file as the terminal instead of using stdin/stdout. This must be the first argument specified in the command line
--file,--find-file,--visit <command>The same as specifying file directly as an argument