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Old 10-13-2010, 07:47 PM   #1
haiyuan_victor
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how to call certain command info


Hi,all
when i in emacs, i want to call info pages like in terminal.
eg, info date will call the date info page, but when i in emacs, i can only use M-x info call the complete info pages, but i only want to see the date info page.
then which command i should execute in emacs, thanks all.
 
Old 10-15-2010, 05:52 AM   #2
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For example, you can do:

M-! info date

although if you have some special considerations about where the output from the command goes, that may not be what you need.

Are you just trying to run the command "info date", or do you have some need to capture the output within emacs, or what?
 
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Old 10-15-2010, 07:38 PM   #3
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For example, you can do:

M-! info date

although if you have some special considerations about where the output from the command goes, that may not be what you need.

Are you just trying to run the command "info date", or do you have some need to capture the output within emacs, or what?
thanks,the command "M-! info date" is nice, but, in the output buffer, it shows like plain text, i can not use 'tab' to move to next *node* as in the terminal, any method?
 
Old 10-16-2010, 05:55 PM   #4
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There are several forms of Emacs ( including at least Montgomery, Gosling, GNU Emacs, XEmacs, microEmacs, CodEd ( I believe it was derived from microEmacs ), etc. So let's be specific, if I run GNU Emacs 23.1.1 and from the menu below the top of the window, I go through this sequence of menu choices:

Help->More Manuals->All Other Manuals(Info)

when that loads, if I type lower case m, I get the prompt
Quote:
Menu item:
If I type
Quote:
date
followed by the enter key, I'm taken right to the info pages on the date command, in an Emacs buffer. The Emacs buffer is in "Info" mode so I can tab around just as I could if I were running "info date" in a terminal window, outside Emacs.

If you are using some similar form of GNU Emacs, with menu choices which work as I've described, then perhaps you could help us understand what you feel is wrong with that way of accessing info pages on the date command from within Emacs, so we could help you find some way of doing it that you feel is more appropriate to your needs.

If you are using a different form of Emacs, please let us know that.
 
Old 10-17-2010, 12:48 AM   #5
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thanks, the method you said is what I want.Using your method, now i can read certain command's info page in emacs(using Gnu emacs).
 
  


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