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Re: Screen manual online

From: Chris Jones
Subject: Re: Screen manual online
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 20:35:08 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 07:35:42PM EST, Micah Cowan wrote:
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> Chris Jones wrote:
> > On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 09:42:41PM EST, Micah Cowan wrote:

> >> The screen documentation is now available online at
> >>
> >
> > What's the story behind this document?

> > As a hobbyist, and although I was fairly familiar with the man page
> > on my system, I found this so easy to navigate that I learned a
> > couple of useful things while comparing it with the doc I was more
> > familiar with.
> And this is why I've been praising info over man, as far as
> specifically screen's documentation is concerned. :)

I kinda thought of that after posting. Especially true if you use the
pinfo hack.

> All these versions of the manual were generated from the
> "screen.texinfo"; the latest one in git (so some things in there don't
> apply to the latest release; I arguably should've generated it from
> 4.0.3 instead). It would probably also be nice to have the HTMLized
> version of the man page up online; perhaps I'll put that up as well at
> some point.

> I find the index of commands from the texinfo-based docs to be
> _particularly_ handy. You might want to bookmark that page:


I don't really use bookmarks much .. I mark stuff .. and fugget aboutit
.. but I made a (hopefully indelible) note of that particular node/page.

> The main hassles with using the info manual locally are that the
> keybindings feel strange to people used to man, it doesn't take as
> full advantage of terminal capabilities as you might hope
> (underlining, bolding, etc), and, well, basically isn't man. :)

That's what I had in mind when I mentioned "pinfo" ..  Does vim's hjkl
finger dance out of the box. Only navigation that's wired in really
matters :-)



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