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Re: [help-texinfo] interaction between "info" and "man"

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: [help-texinfo] interaction between "info" and "man"
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2005 20:04:45 -0400

    I'd like to pass the -a swich to man. Is this possible?

I made this simple change to man.c (thanks for the pointer, Eli) so that
-a is used if there is no explicit section.  As far as I know -a is

I expect it'll be a while before the next Texinfo release, but you can
apply this and recompile in the meantime.

(Although I guess in theory it would be good to allow the args to man to
be configured at runtime via envvars or something, I didn't have time to
figure that out.)


*** man.c.~1.5.~        Sat May 14 17:00:07 2005
--- man.c       Fri Jun  3 16:47:54 2005
*** 291,296 ****
    get_page_and_section (pagename);
!   if (manpage_section != (char *)NULL)
      formatter_args[arg_index++] = manpage_section;
    formatter_args[arg_index++] = manpage_pagename;
--- 291,298 ----
    get_page_and_section (pagename);
!   if (manpage_section)
      formatter_args[arg_index++] = manpage_section;
+   else
+     formatter_args[arg_index++] = "-a";    
    formatter_args[arg_index++] = manpage_pagename;

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