Is it possible to start Mathematica kernel from UNIX command line without having the init.m loaded, but not by simply deleting or commenting out it before hand?

If this is a Mathematica script, is it possible to have the script run and by pass the initialization of running init.m?

  • $\begingroup$ Possible duplicate: (1487) $\endgroup$
    – Mr.Wizard
    Commented Oct 14, 2015 at 22:28

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According to the documentation,

To suppress the loading of kernel initialization files, use the kernel command-line option -noinit.

To specify another file to be used for kernel initialization in addition to init.m, use the kernel command-line option -initfile file, where file is the additional initialization file.


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