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Re: apropos apropos [was: how do i find out the platform emacs runs on?]


From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: apropos apropos [was: how do i find out the platform emacs runs on?]
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2003 21:03:40 +0000
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Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden> wrote on Mon, 24 Nov 2003 11:45:19 -0700:
> Alan Mackenzie wrote:

>> Hey, I never knew about `apropos-variable`.  In fact, it never occurred
>> to me, until now, to try C-h a apropos.  There's a whole wealth of
>> apropos-commands there, waiting to be discovered!

>> When I type C-h, only `apropos-command' is mentioned in the list of
>> options.  (Yes, I know, that's because it's the only one with an entry in
>> the C-h keymap.)

>> As a matter of interest, how should I have discovered the existence of
>> these commands?

> C-h a apropos ; i.e. M-x apropos-command RET apropos

No, I meant what should have prompted me to try C-h a apropos?  I've been
aware of C-h a for a long time.  Damn useful thing it is, too.  But I'd
NO idea that there might have been other aproposals, thus no reason to
try C-h a apropos.

Now I know.  :-)

> -- 
> Kevin Rodgers

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