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Re: Calling different man


From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: Calling different man
Date: 11 Dec 2003 18:43:00 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2.93

>>>>> "Yuri" == Yuri Shtil <address@hidden> writes:

  Yuri> Hi

  Yuri> It's been a while since I wrote lisp ...

  Yuri> What I need to do is to use the existing man.el but a
  Yuri> different man program. The situation is complicated since the
  Yuri> program I want to use has a man subcommand:

  Yuri>         acme man ...

  Yuri> What I want to do is to create a variation of the man command
  Yuri> that would invoke acme with the first argument man and the
  Yuri> rest provided by the user as in the original man command. I
  Yuri> want to use all the stuff provided in the man.el.

  Yuri> I could copy man.el and edit it, but I will wait for a few
  Yuri> days hoping someone will point to a more elegant solution.


Does...

(setq manual-program "acme man")

work?

Phil


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