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Re: Pascal rides again (was: Specifying dependencies more clearly)

From: Dave Kemper
Subject: Re: Pascal rides again (was: Specifying dependencies more clearly)
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2022 14:08:51 -0600

On 11/10/22, Alejandro Colomar <> wrote:
> Textinfo is still unreadable after one has the system
> installed.  Maybe it's that I've never used emacs(1), but I never liked it.

I mention this on the list periodically, because I learned this trick
from this list and it's invaluable for browsing the groff
documentation: the "info" command does not require you to use its own
(emacsy) interface.  You can pipe its output to a pager -- say, "less"
-- and read the full manual with the same keystrokes you would any man

"info groff | less" will show you the docs for whatever groff version
is currently installed on your system.  If, like me, you sometimes
want to look at the latest info text without having to install a new
groff, you can do that if your system has the texinfo package and
up-to-date groff source from git.  The command then is "makeinfo
--plaintext [groff-src-path]/doc/groff.texi | less".

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