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Re: Open a info file manually
Re: Open a info file manually
Mon, 16 Nov 2009 01:41:56 +0100
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)
Sean Sieger <address@hidden> writes:
> Peter Dyballa <address@hidden> writes:
> Am 11.11.2009 um 16:26 schrieb tomas:
> > Hm. I don't quite understand what you want to do. Are you looking
> > for a
> > Lisp function to load an info file? Are you trying to load an info
> > file
> > given its path (as opposed to given an index entry)?
> I started to think of a function that is like C-h i and does not look
> up local information but googles for it. Therefore this function
> would be bound to C-u C-h i...
> W3m could be something, but it is more like a general solution to
> access the internet. Maybe a package like those which look up in a
> thesaurus words with the same meaning or which translate a word can
> be a start. http://www.emacswiki.org/cgi-bin/wiki/mthesaur.el ? At
> least Emacs wiki could be a start to search for more.
> Let's wait for some possible feedback!
> I often wished that along with the all-important M-$, that I could look
> up a word in the Random House Unabridged Dictionary (used by
> Dictionary.com), it's really a fine way to look up the etymologies and
> American English pronunciations of words.
> Along with `backing out of' GNU/Emacs with C-u C-h i, I was thinking of
> the possibility of backing out of our incredible editor with C-u M-$ (or
> maybe a more appropriate binding than a spelling-related one) to get to
> a resource like Dictionary.com.
> And now I can! Thanks for the prompting, Pete!
> I googled `emacswiki dictionary' and there it was:
> I know this comes unsolicited but, my three favorite tools on this
> planet are my Bianchi Pista, the Klein Haven Wire Rope Grip (I was an
> inverted CM chain hoist rigger for a lot of years) and the GNU/Emacs
> text editor. AND IT JUST GOT EVEN BETTER.
> I installed w3m (on Ubuntu 9.10), got emacs-w3m from CVS and put the
> code from emacswiki in my dotemacs:
> ;;; w3m
> (require 'w3m-load)
> ;; dictionary
> (global-set-key (kbd "C-c d")
> (lambda ()
> (format "http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/%s"
> (read-string "Search word: " (current-word))))))
> Right?! No C-<space>, M-f, M-w, no nothing, just C-c d! Anywhere!
> My one question is rooted in installing CVS emacs-w3m: was I really
> really wrong doing sudo with each build command (autoconf, ./configure,
> make and make install)? It was the only way I could come up with to run
> the commands successfully.
> And did I mention how much more attrative Dictionary.com is in emacs-w3m
> / GNU/Emacs 23.1.50 / Xterm than in Firefox?? Holy Moly! [... just did
> C-c d on `moly'---it's an Hermetic herb, and this has been a truly
> Hermetic theft, thanks for letting me steal from you!!]
> Anyway ... yahoo!
Hi Sean. You might also consider the excellent dictem package. A lot faster
than using w3m. My set can be found here:-