M-x manual-entry that show concrete
but what if I don't know which manual page exactly I need,
from shell I can run
man -K apropos and see result,
is equivalent functional in emacs, that search in the
same places as
man -K and then show me the first
search result via
manual-entry then ask continue, or I satisfied,
and then repeat search if I want?
See documentation for the
man command (
man-entry is an alias to it) with
C-h f man. You can add an option to be passed to man, as in:
-K texttosearchfor, and then navigate the pages with
M-p. There are two pitfalls, however:
- you need to protect the space with
C-q(or emacs will erroneously perform completion),
- you may have to wait quite some time for all pages to be rendered.
Note that the
-k (lowercase) option is handled nicely.