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Re: TAGS documentation


From: Hadron
Subject: Re: TAGS documentation
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 14:17:29 +0200

AN0 <address@hidden> writes:

> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>
>>> From: Hadron <address@hidden>
>>> Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2007 20:07:26 +0200
>>> 
>>> >      C-h i d m emacs RET g Tags RET
>>> >
>>> > spits out some error message instead of getting you to the description
>>> > of tags tables and associated commands and features?  If so, you need
>>> > to fix your installation of the Emacs manual, because what you want is
>>> > an integral part of it.
>>> 
>>> Thank you Eli - that command sequence found tags!
>>> 
>>> What Search command should find it from the top index level?
>>
>> In Info manuals, never use search commands -- they are for sissies. ;-)
>> Instead, use the index search feature of Info.  Any well-written Info
>> manual should have an index which will get you to the description of
>> every important concept quickly and efficiently.  In this case, the
>> command "i tags RET" inside the Emacs manual will land you on the
>> above spot (this is how I found the node when answering your question,
>> btw).
>>
>> The `i' command is the way to use an Info manual as a reference (as
>> opposed to just reading through it, which is typical of the first time
>> you learn to use a program).
>
> But when I used the `i' command in the Info directory (where the `d' led me
> to), I got following message:
> The Info directory node has no index; use m to select a manual
>
> so it seems an `m' command is inevitable.

Exactly. So is there are way to search all manuals without doing an "m" first?


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