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Re: Calling different man


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Calling different man
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 21:24:39 +0200

> From: Yuri Shtil <address@hidden>
> Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.help
> Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 10:11:25 -0800
> 
> What I need to do is to use the existing man.el but a different man 
> program. The situation is complicated since the program I want to use 
> has a man subcommand:
> 
>       acme man ...
> 
> What I want to do is to create a variation of the man command that would 
>     invoke acme with the first argument man and the rest provided by the 
> user as in the original man command. I want to use all the stuff 
> provided in the man.el.

Why can't you simply frob the variable manual-program?  Its default
value is "man", but I cannot see anything that would prevent you from
changing that to "acme man".

Did I miss something?




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