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Re: Any handy way to read perldoc output


From: Xah Lee
Subject: Re: Any handy way to read perldoc output
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2009 19:08:23 -0800 (PST)
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On Jan 31, 1:05 pm, Harry Putnam <address@hidden> wrote:
> Is there any handy way to read perldoc output in emacs?
>
> An i (index) search of emacs manual on `perldoc' showed nothing.
>
> Maybe someone has written something?

you just have to use the -t option.

e.g. in emacs, press “Alt+! perldoc -t perlfunc”.

In the past (early 2000s), i had to use -t, else the output contain
some gibberish, but a year or 2 ago i noticed that it seems it doesn't
matter. Maybe emacs 22 did something or something.

btw, perl's doc comes in emacs info format too. Was so around 2000,
i'm sure it's still around.

  Xah
∑ http://xahlee.org/

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