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

From: lacall
Subject: RE: [help-texinfo] interaction between "info" and "man"
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2005 10:48:58 -0600


(Not trying to be silly here, but free software is so cool. I first installed 
Debian GNU/Linux in 1998 and still can't get over the way things *just work 
out*..., even though this issue came up on openbsd, which also has "info")

-----Original Message-----
From: Eli Zaretskii [mailto:address@hidden 
Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2005 1:49 AM
To: Karl Berry
Cc: lacall; address@hidden
Subject: Re: [help-texinfo] interaction between "info" and "man"

> Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2005 20:04:45 -0400
> From: address@hidden (Karl Berry)
> Cc:
>     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 universal.

I think this should be accompanied by suitable changes in the manual and in 

> I guess in theory it would be good to allow the args to man to be 
> configured at runtime via envvars or something

Yes, it would be nice.

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