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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: does (setq Man-switches "-a") work?
Date: Sat, 30 Nov 2019 16:00:07 +0200

> Date: Sat, 30 Nov 2019 13:42:46 +0100
> From: Emanuel Berg via Users list for the GNU Emacs text editor 
> <>
> What switches are supported?

Any switches supported by the 'man' command you have installed, I

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

It does work: it produces all of the man pages by that name, in all of
the sections.  You just need to go from one to the other with M-n and
M-p, as "C-h m" tells you.

> What is the 'man' program refered to?

The one you have installed.  man.el just invokes the first one it
finds on PATH.

> The Unix man(1) is a pager. 

No, 'man' is not a pager.  It is a program that formats and displays
manual pages.  A pager is a program like 'more' or 'less'.  At least
that's what I would call a "pager".

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