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Re: Finding variables by their value


From: Jesper Harder
Subject: Re: Finding variables by their value
Date: Mon, 04 Aug 2003 19:52:32 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Jim Crossley <address@hidden> writes:

> I thought I remembered seeing somewhere that it was possible to search
> for lisp variables that had a particular value.  Anyone know if that's
> possible?

Yup,

,----[ C-h f apropos-value RET ]
| apropos-value is an interactive compiled Lisp function in `apropos'.
| It is bound to <menu-bar> <help-menu> <apropos> <apropos-value>.
| (apropos-value APROPOS-REGEXP &optional DO-ALL)
| 
| Show all symbols whose value's printed image matches APROPOS-REGEXP.
| With optional prefix DO-ALL or if `apropos-do-all' is non-nil, also looks
| at the function and at the names and values of properties.
| Returns list of symbols and values found.
| 
`----


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