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Re: Why I can't use `info' in emacs?


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Why I can't use `info' in emacs?
Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2006 13:17:26 +0200

> Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2006 17:20:23 +0800
> From: Ronald <address@hidden>
> CC:  address@hidden
> > 
> I'd like to see the info page for the word where the point is.
> When I type ``C-h C-i" it says there is no info node for that word.
> But in bash there is.

What version of Emacs do you have?  I assume it's Emacs 21.x, because
in that version `C-h C-i' was running the command info-lookup-symbol,
and it was buggy.  In Emacs 22, info-lookup-symbol is bound to `C-h S', 
and it does work for me in the situation you described (point is on
printf).  Please consider upgrading.

> >> ``man 3 printf" ,  how to do it with info?
> > 
> > There are several ways.  If you are sure you are looking for the C
> > library function `printf', type "C-h S c-mode RET printf RET".
> 
> I think the key sequence is too long for convenience.

Don't be ridiculous, it's exactly 3 characters longer than "man 3
printf".  And if you are already in a buffer whose major mode is C,
and point is on `printf', all you need to type is "C-h S RET", which
is only 3 keystrokes.




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