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Re: does (setq Man-switches "-a") work?


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: does (setq Man-switches "-a") work?
Date: Sat, 30 Nov 2019 14:20:58 +0200

> Date: Sat, 30 Nov 2019 11:40:46 +0100
> From: Emanuel Berg via Users list for the GNU Emacs text editor 
> <address@hidden>
> 
> Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> 
> > There's no pager involved, so I don't
> > understand what switches could be relevant
> > here. See Man-goto-page for how the paging
> > is done.
> 
> C-h v Man-switches RET:
> 
> Man-switches is a variable defined in ‘man.el’.
> Its value is "-a"
> Original value was ""
> 
> Documentation:
> Switches passed to the man command, as a single string.
> For example, the -a switch lets you see all the manpages for a
> specified subject, if your ‘man’ program supports it.

Which sounds absolutely fine to me (and it says nothing about any
pager).



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