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Re: Open a info file manually

From: Richard Riley
Subject: Re: Open a info file manually
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 01:41:56 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

Sean Sieger <address@hidden> writes:

> Peter Dyballa <address@hidden> writes:
>     Am 11.11.2009 um 16:26 schrieb tomas:
>     > Hm. I don't quite understand what you want to do. Are you looking
>     > for a
>     > Lisp function to load an info file? Are you trying to load an info
>     > file
>     > given its path (as opposed to given an index entry)?
>     I started to think of a function that is like C-h i and does not look
>     up local information but googles for it. Therefore this function
>     would be bound to C-u C-h i...
>     W3m could be something, but it is more like a general solution to
>     access the internet. Maybe a package like those which look up in a
>     thesaurus words with the same meaning or which translate a word can
>     be a start. ? At
>     least Emacs wiki could be a start to search for more.
>     Let's wait for some possible feedback!
> I often wished that along with the all-important M-$, that I could look
> up a word in the Random House Unabridged Dictionary (used by
>, it's really a fine way to look up the etymologies and
> American English pronunciations of words.
> Along with `backing out of' GNU/Emacs with C-u C-h i, I was thinking of
> the possibility of backing out of our incredible editor with C-u M-$ (or
> maybe a more appropriate binding than a spelling-related one) to get to
> a resource like
> And now I can!  Thanks for the prompting, Pete!
> I googled `emacswiki dictionary' and there it was:
> I know this comes unsolicited but, my three favorite tools on this
> planet are my Bianchi Pista, the Klein Haven Wire Rope Grip (I was an
> inverted CM chain hoist rigger for a lot of years) and the GNU/Emacs
> text editor.  AND IT JUST GOT EVEN BETTER.
> I installed w3m (on Ubuntu 9.10), got emacs-w3m from CVS and put the
> code from emacswiki in my dotemacs:
> ;;; w3m
> (require 'w3m-load)
> ;; dictionary
> (global-set-key (kbd "C-c d")
>                 (lambda ()
>                   (interactive)
>                   (w3m-goto-url
>                    (format "";
>                            (read-string "Search word: " (current-word))))))
> Right?!  No C-<space>, M-f, M-w, no nothing, just C-c d!  Anywhere!
> My one question is rooted in installing CVS emacs-w3m:  was I really
> really wrong doing sudo with each build command (autoconf, ./configure,
> make and make install)?  It was the only way I could come up with to run
> the commands successfully.
> And did I mention how much more attrative is in emacs-w3m
> / GNU/Emacs 23.1.50 / Xterm than in Firefox??  Holy Moly!  [... just did
> C-c d on `moly'---it's an Hermetic herb, and this has been a truly
> Hermetic theft, thanks for letting me steal from you!!]
> Anyway ... yahoo!

Hi Sean. You might also consider the excellent dictem package. A lot faster
than using w3m. My set can be found here:-

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