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Re: searching elisp on debian/ubuntu

From: Alex Bennée
Subject: Re: searching elisp on debian/ubuntu
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2013 13:22:35 +0100
User-agent: mu4e; emacs 24.3.1

address@hidden writes:

> On Friday, October 25, 2013 2:40:52 PM UTC+5:30, Alex Bennée wrote:
>> Rustom Mody wrote:
>> > [This is more about debian ubuntu than emacs]
>> >
>> > When looking for something in elisp on debian/ubuntu there is the
>> > nuisance that the files are gzipped.  So Ive to do things like
>> What sort of things are you looking for?
> eg Figure out how the function 'make-translation-table' is used in elisp
> etc etc

C-h f make-translation-table
TAB (onto the highlighted mule.el)
RET (goes to the definition in mule.el.gz)

>> > find /usr/share/emacs/23.4/lisp *.gz|xargs zgrep <something>

I agree finding all places where this call is made is more tricky
however. It would probably be easier just to have a checkout of the main
emacs src code for you to grep through?

Alex Bennée

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