GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 770548
Information for command line switches
Last modified: 2018-08-03 20:51:48 UTC
I discovered with `epiphany --help` that there are several hidden modes, but I can't tell the difference between them. These are the private, incognito, and netbanking modes.
-p is --profile mode, it means you can store user data in a separate profile directory, so you can have different "user accounts" in your browser. Put the directory under /tmp and you have the "guest windows" that Allan wants.
Incognito mode avoids saving evidence of your browsing on disk (history, cache, cookies, etc.). netbank mode is a synonym that probably causes more confusion than it's worth.
-p claims to be --private-instance and is listed as a different entry than --profile
(In reply to Alexandre Franke from comment #2)
> -p claims to be --private-instance and is listed as a different entry than
Heh, I didn't know about this mode. It is a shorthand for --profile-mode with the profile directory under /tmp
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