I want to create a clickable-link in my Org file directly to documentation built into Emacs. Is this possible to do? The documentation I want to link to are:

  • Emacs Lisp Intro
  • The GNU Emacs Lisp Reference Manual

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When in a certain buffer one can use M-x org-store-link to find the correct syntax for linking to that file.

For linking to internal documentation you can use the following links:


The first will take you to the Elisp Intro, the second to the Reference Manual. Whenever you may wish to link to an info document, use the following syntax:


The file and node names are always listed on the top of any info file. In case the node name has spaces, then you'll have to use bracketed links, i.e.:

For entry "File: emacs.info,  Node: User Input" use

[[info:emacs#User Input]]

To explore the documentation, use the command info-manual, which is bound to C-h r.

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    Hi @dangom, that works well thank you. I did not say explicitly in my question but I would also like to know how to find out what that link is to a particular document or particular node of that document. Could you help out with that? I might ask this as another question altogether. Commented Apr 7, 2018 at 11:34
  • Of course. See updated answer.
    – Daniel
    Commented Apr 7, 2018 at 12:27
  • node names are case sensitive for info command but not in emacs (info.el)
    – user15057
    Commented Jan 10, 2019 at 7:21
  • This didn't work for me, I had to use a # as separator for the last part instead, e.g. [[info:elisp#Frame Layout]]. This was in Emacs 27, if that makes a difference. What also helped me to figure this out was to use org-store-link in the appropriate place.
    – terje
    Commented Feb 12, 2019 at 7:26
  • Just a side note: ol-info has to be loaded for this to work. It is loaded by default, but some custom configurations may disable this feature. Commented Oct 8, 2021 at 8:59

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