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Re: Read file into *Help* buffer


From: Tim Johnson
Subject: Re: Read file into *Help* buffer
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:17:58 -0800
User-agent: Mutt/1.7.0 (2016-08-17)

* Drew Adams <address@hidden> [160923 18:07]:
> > Is there a way to read a specific text file into a buffer
> > (defaulting as *Help*) with help-mode activated?
> > 
> > I.E. I'd like to use some text files to be loaded in the same manner
> > that would take effect if I invoked help-command or any other
> > "help-oriented" command.
> 
> Functions `help-buffer' and `with-help-window' can help.
> 
> Something like this:
> 
> (defun file-to-help (file)
>   "..."
>   (with-current-buffer (help-buffer)
>     (with-help-window (help-buffer)
>       (insert-file-contents (expand-file-name file)
>                             nil nil nil :REPLACE))))
  Seems to work as I want - right out of the box!
  Thanks to Drew ...
  :)
-- 
Tim 
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