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Re: feature addition idea: Info-occur


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: feature addition idea: Info-occur
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2001 10:32:10 +0300

> From: Dan Jacobson <address@hidden>
> Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.bug
> Date: 14 Apr 2001 09:47:07 +0800
> 
> I was using "s" in Info's emacs manual to look for entries about the
> elisp debugger, searching on the string "debug", and plowing thru tons
> of non elisp debugger's information, when it occurred to me that it
> would be nice if Info provided an Info-occur command, where one could
> see a one-per-line summary of all ensuing matches, and could then pick
> directly from the list where one wanted to go.

You can do this with "M-x grep".

The preferred method of searching the manual efficiently is with the
`i' command.  All the important subjects covered by the manual should
be indexed, so `i' should land you in the right place pretty quickly.
If you ever find a situation where some subject described in a manual
could not be reached quickly enough with `i', please report that as a
documentation bug (and tell what string(s) did you type at `i's
prompt).

> By the way, s and M-s are bound to the same thing which seems wasteful.

This is done for a good reason; the Info mode manual (type "C-h i m
info RET") explains what it is.



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