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Re: "Writing my PhD using groff"

From: Larry McVoy
Subject: Re: "Writing my PhD using groff"
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2022 16:39:36 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.24 (2015-08-30)

On Sun, Jul 24, 2022 at 06:27:58PM -0500, Dave Kemper wrote:
> On 7/24/22, Larry McVoy <> wrote:
> > I don't use the texinfo manual because it
> > is very emacs-like and I'm a vi person.
> A trick I learned on this list a while back is that you can read the
> info manual's content without using the info interface simply by
> piping the "info" command: "info groff | less" gives you the entire
> manual in the same pager you probably use for man pages (and which has
> a vi-like interface for moving and searching).  I read the manual
> exclusively this way.

Thank you for that, will add that to my list of ways to deal with GNUisms.

> alias infogroff="info groff |

I need to study this.

> I believe the GNU troff manual was originally written in Texinfo
> because at the time this was the GNU documentation standard.  This
> requirement seems to have relaxed over the years as the people who
> hate "info" have vastly outnumbered those who like it.

Amen to that.  I tried to like emacs, lived in it for a year, hated it.
That hate transferred 100% to texinfo.  

Thanks again for the work around.


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