Saturday, July 25, 2009

Viewing man pages in Emacs

As the default Emacs shell is designed as a text buffer (with its advantages of close text-editor integration), it makes it a bit inconvenient to view man pages. A special way for doing that is by invoking man: "M-x man" and entering the command you need to look up. If you would rather view the listing in color, use the aptly named "M-x woman".

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