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


From: Giorgos Keramidas
Subject: Re: Why I can't use `info' in emacs?
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 02:10:28 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.91 (berkeley-unix)

On 15 Dec 2006 06:57:13 -0800,
"Robert Thorpe" <address@hidden> wrote:
>Hadron Quark wrote:
>>"Robert Thorpe" <address@hidden> writes:
>>> It's not documented by Emacs, it's documented in the Info docs that
>>> come with GLibc.
>>
>> I installed the glibc info package on my ubuntu system. restarted
>> emacs. Here are some outputs from the info pages for glibc and the man
>> pages for printf:
>>
>> (a) man page using manual-entry(current-word):
>>
>> ,----
>> | PRINTF(3)    Linux Programmer's Manual    <snip>
>>
>> Surely the man pages are superior in this instance for a programmer?
>
> It depends.  [...]
> The man-page is quite thorough in this case, but it is a little
> confusing in one respect, It says "Linux Programmer's Manual".  I
> have no idea why it says this, since printf is provided by Glibc.

That's because man pages are organized in sections.  The section title
for manpages in section 3 is "Linux Programmer's Manual" on Linux.  On
other systems, section 3 may have a slightly different title.  Here, for
instance, on a FreeBSD system, the title is:

PRINTF(3)             FreeBSD Library Functions Manual            PRINTF(3)



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