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Re: Documentation on the command-line?


From: Robert Thorpe
Subject: Re: Documentation on the command-line?
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2014 02:44:51 +0100

Emanuel Berg <address@hidden> writes:

> Robert Thorpe <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> FYI.  That should get you the Emacs manual, not the
>> FAQ.  There may be something awry with your Emacs
>> installation.
>>
>> info "Emacs FAQ"
>>
>> Should get you the FAQ.
>
> (I suppose this was intended for gnu.emacs.help?)
>
> Are you sure it is Emacs and not info?

It's not in Emacs, it looks like the installation of info manuals is wrong.

> But yes: both info emacs and info "Emacs FAQ" gets the
> Emacs FAQ (identical stuff).

What happens if you do "C-h i m Emacs RET" in Emacs?  If it gives you
the Emacs manual then your info files are installed correctly and
stand-alone "info" is the problem.  If it gives you the Emacs FAQ then
your Emacs related info files aren't installed properly.

I know that in Debian they consider the Emacs documentation to be
"non-free" because of a clause of the GNU Free Documentation License.
That means you have to install the Emacs info file from a "non-free"
repository.  I always assumed that applied to the FAQ too though.

BR,
Robert Thorpe



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