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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Accessing TeX-related documentation

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Accessing TeX-related documentation
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 22:09:40 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Ralf Angeli <address@hidden> writes:

> Occasionally I find myself opening an external shell for running
> texdoc.  I think it would be nice to have access to TeX-related
> documentation from inside Emacs.  We could start with something like
> (defun TeX-doc (name)
>   "Display documentation for NAME."
>   (interactive "sCommand or package: ")
>   (call-process "texdoc" nil 0 nil name))
> I'll have to check if MikTeX offers something similar.
> Maybe this could be expanded later to include command references like
> <URL:>.  Also, etexshow for ConTeXt
> could be hooked in.
> Would that be nice?

Yes.  In particular since
M-! texdoc whatever
does not work if you have set eshell-prefer-to-shell.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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