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Re: Emacs inventing system documentation

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: Emacs inventing system documentation
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 11:31:04 -0700
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Reuben Thomas wrote:

I'm using Emacs 21.3.1, and have noticed that from time to time, when I
use M-x man foo RET to get a man page, the man page is displayed along
with a message "foo man page made up". I don't want Emacs inventing man
pages! I'd rather it just displayed the man page I have installed, or gave
an error if it didn't exist.

(Are you joking?  There's no smiley in your message, so I guess you're not.)

That message is displayed by the Man-fontify-manpage function, whose doc
string says:

| Convert overstriking and underlining to the correct fonts.
| Same for the ANSI bold and normal escape sequences.

"Make up" is used here in the publishing sense: converting markup into

Kevin Rodgers

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