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Re: does (setq Man-switches "-a") work?

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: does (setq Man-switches "-a") work?
Date: Sat, 30 Nov 2019 13:42:46 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii wrote:

>>  C-h v Man-switches RET:
>> Man-switches is a variable defined in
>> ‘man.el’. Its value is "-a" Original value
>> was ""
>> Documentation: Switches passed to the man
>> command, as a single string. For example,
>> the -a switch lets you see all the manpages
>> for a specified subject, if your ‘man’
>> program supports it.
> Which sounds absolutely fine to me (and it
> says nothing about any pager).

What switches are supported?

I mean except for -a, which is the only one
mentioned, and doesn't work.

What is the 'man' program refered to?

The Unix man(1) is a pager. 

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