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Re: can't access info dir in emacs under msys2

From: Javier
Subject: Re: can't access info dir in emacs under msys2
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2016 18:28:01 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: tin/2.2.1-20140504 ("Tober an Righ") (UNIX) (Linux/3.18.6-1-ARCH (x86_64))

> however, I am experiencing difficulties in accessing manuals, other
> than the emacs manual and the emacs lisp manual (for example, I
> would like to access the org mode manual). Could someone, please,
> let me know how to set up emacs so that I can access all manuals in
> /msys64/mingw64/share/info.

adding this to .emacs should solve it

(add-to-list 'Info-default-directory-list "/msys64/mingw64/share/info")

Another pesky detail is that there needs to exist a file named 'dir' in
each of the info directories /msys64/mingw64/share/info/dir and
the org-mode manual needs to be listed in the file.

Then hit C-h i and you should see a list of all installed manuals.

Since some manuals are not included in distros (or the distros put
them in the wrong place) you can keep a private info dir with the
manuals that interest you.

(add-to-list 'Info-default-directory-list "~/MY_OWN_INFO_DIR")

and add an entry for each manual in ~/MY_OWN_INFO_DIR/dir
The format of the file is very picky on capitalization.
Mine is

This is the file .../info/dir, which contains the
topmost node of the Info hierarchy, called (dir)Top.
The first time you invoke Info you start off looking at this node.
File: dir,  Node: Top   This is the top of the INFO tree

  This (the Directory node) gives a menu of major topics.
  Typing "q" exits, "?" lists all Info commands, "d" returns here,
  "h" gives a primer for first-timers,
  "mEmacs<Return>" visits the Emacs manual, etc.

  In Emacs, you can click mouse button 2 on a menu item or cross reference
  to select it.

* Menu:

* Python-3.3: (python-3.3).           The Python Documentation
* Python-2.7: (python-2.7).           The Python Documentation
* numpy-1.8.0: (numpy-1.8.0).         Numpy for python2
* scipy-0.13.3: (scipy-0.13.3).       Scipy for python2
* sphinx: (sphinx).                   Sphinx 1.1.3 Doc

* perldoc-all: (perldoc-all).   perldoc

* sicp: (sicp)                  SICP

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