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Re: Read man page in Emacs - woman bug?


From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Read man page in Emacs - woman bug?
Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2005 00:30:03 +0200
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Eli Zaretskii wrote:

Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2005 11:32:42 +0200
From: Lennart Borgman <address@hidden>
Cc: address@hidden

"M-x woman" can work on MS Windows too with GnuWin32 utilities. You then have to add the GnuWin23 man path to `woman-manpath'.

Did you try that?  GnuWin23 distros have an unfortunate habit to
distribute man pages as foo.1.txt files, and I'm not sure WoMan will
grok such names.  GnuWin23 also removes all traces of overstriking and
underlining from the formatted man pages, so the result displayed by
WoMan might lack fontification.

One could use unformatted man pages instead, of course, if they are
installed...

Well, I tried woman-find-file and read about woman-manpath but did not actually try that. I did now however and it seems to work. (Though I am running the CVS version of Emacs.) To me even those *.txt files looks like they are fontified ok, but I am not sure. I am not used to man and do not know much about it.

Links seems to work, but I did find a bug I believe. If you open man5/texinfo.5 and click the link "tex (1)" emacs seems to loop.




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