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Re: $ info ed gets me the ediff info page

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: $ info ed gets me the ediff info page
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 13:23:23 +0200 (IST)

On 22 Jan 2001, Dan Jacobson wrote:

> $ info ed
> should take us to the info page about the ed editor, right?
> Wrong. Don't blame it on ed not having an info page, blame it on the
> info program taking me to the ediff page instead, bad.

First, ed _does_ have an Info docs, you just don't have it installed,
or not installed properly.  On my machine, "info ed" shows the ed's

Second, you didn't invoke Info correctly for what you wanted; try
"info -f ed" instead.  "info ed" looks for the top-level menu item
which begins with "ed", if it cannot find an entry which says "ed"
exactly; this allows you to say "info emacs" when the entry says
"Emacs-20" or some such.

It's all in the Info manual, btw.

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