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Re: [PATCH] woman.el (woman-file-name): custom option `woman-use-file-di

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: [PATCH] woman.el (woman-file-name): custom option `woman-use-file-directly'
Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2011 16:47:05 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Vladimir Alexiev" <address@hidden> writes:

> Sometimes a system may have several versions of man pages. E.g. my
> cygwin installation has these for "ls":
> - c:/cygwin/usr/man/man1/ls.1 -- ls (fileutils) 4.1 (April 2001)
> - c:/cygwin/usr/share/man/man1/ls.1.gz -- GNU coreutils 8.5 (June 2010)
> In this case woman.el asks you to select one.
> This is distracting if you are in the middle of something and want to
> quickly refer to man, and don't care about the particular version.
> I attach a small patch for woman.el that fixes this.
> It's less than 20 lines (I've signed a GPL waiver before, but that was
> like 10 years ago).

This is along the right lines, but there ought to be a way to
interactively get woman to view the other versions.  Unfortunately, the
prefix arg for M-x woman is already used to toggle the RE-CACHE arg.

Maybe a prefix arg should re-cache in addition to changing the
`woman-use-file-directly' effect.  I don't think the former
functionality is commonly used, anyway.

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