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Re: TeX-documentation-texdoc

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: TeX-documentation-texdoc
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2023 15:52:34 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Greg Bognar via General discussion about AUCTeX <> writes:

> Hi,
> When I run `TeX-documentation-texdoc' (from the menu or with C-c ?), nothing
> happens.  The mouse pointer does turn into busy, but it stops after a while.
> Nothing is written to *Messages* or to .xsession-errors.
> The texdoc command works from the terminal, opening a PDF viewer with the
> requested document.
> I'm not sure whether this is an AUCTeX, Emacs, or window manager issue.  Any
> ideas how I could find out what the problem is?

Try M-x shell RET and run texdoc from _that_ command line.  That should
at least carry around some of the environment that
TeX-documentation-texdoc is working with.  If it fails, you'll probably
get some info in the Emacs buffer used as terminal.

David Kastrup

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