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bug#3717: marked as done (M-x man completion)


From: Emacs bug Tracking System
Subject: bug#3717: marked as done (M-x man completion)
Date: Sun, 29 Nov 2009 16:15:08 +0000

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has caused the Emacs bug report #3717,
regarding M-x man completion
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--- Begin Message --- Subject: M-x man completion Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 04:48:10 +0800
severity: wishlist

I was thinking when M-x man prompts
  Manual entry (default Neurdsburg):
wouldn't it be neat if there was completion, just like for
M-! shell-command...



--- End Message ---
--- Begin Message --- Subject: Re: bug#3717: M-x man completion Date: Sun, 29 Nov 2009 18:01:05 +0200 User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)
>>> If man can say its page names then asking it would have to be the most
>>> reliable way.
>> It should be implemented to fail gracefully to not display completions
>> when man can not say its page names.
>
> AFAIK it does.

Yes, I tried to emulate `man' that doesn't support the -k switch
(using a non-existent switch), and it fails gracefully by not
providing completions, i.e. the same behavior as was in Emacs 23.1.
Anyone on platforms where `man' doesn't support the -k switch,
could use woman.el anyway.

-- 
Juri Linkov
http://www.jurta.org/emacs/

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