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Exporting help for multiple emacs lisp symbols into a single Texinfo file

I am looking for a way to produce HTML documentation for functions and variables defined in my .el files. One way I have seen suggested is by using texi2html tool. The challenge is to produce the ...
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Simultaenously viewing two different Info areas

I'd like to have two emacs frames simultaneously open, with the first frame showing the Info(elisp tutorial) and the second frame showing the Info(elisp manual). After setting the first frame and ...
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Heading underlined in info files on macOS (railwaycat)

I recently installed railwaycat's Emacs Mac Port, and found that, unlike Emacs for Mac OS X, the headings in info files are now underlined. How can I get rid of these superfluous underlines? The ...
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Search all of my info files

In GNU Emacs 25.2.2 on Ubuntu 17.10, emacs -Q: (info "(gnus) The Gnus Registry") finds the right page. M-x info-apropos RET gnus registry RET finds nothing. Is there a command I can use to search ...
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In M-x Info (C-h i), tables are not correctly aligned

Problem When trying to browse documentation in M-x info ≡ C-h i, the table of contents is not correctly aligned. One would expect * Introduction This is the etc etc etc etc etc . * Details ...
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How to remove “see” from info links / cross-references?

I'm generating Django documentation to more easily reference it in Emacs. The obvious approach[^] results in cross-references having "see" prepended to them. E.g., the online documentation for Model ...
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Confusing defcustom usage in info.el

I was trying to read the info.el code when I ran across this strange use of defcustom: ;; This is a defcustom largely so that we can get the benefit ;; of custom-initialize-delay. Perhaps it would ...
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Putting the name of the topic in the mode line

I'm writing a help browser using define-derived-mode that works very much like emacs' info-mode. Almost exactly like it actually. info-mode displays the name of the manual and name of the topic in the ...
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Info basics: where is package Info?

I just grabbed csv from elpa (melpa) and, of course, the install buffer had the blurb about csv. I take it that blurb is an Info file somewhere? Or is it just a section of the csv.el comments? In ...
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Emacs can not access its own manual

I just installed Emacs 25.2 on my computer, but I can not access its manual. when I press C-h r this screen opens which lacks any links related to the Emacs manual. Futhermore, the echo area displays ...
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Can you directly open the Org Mode manual in the Emacs client?

In your Emacs client you can find the Org Mode manual landing page, as seen online, in a roundabout way: C-h r m Org Organizer RET f (org)Agenda Views RET u Is there a way of opening the Org Mode ...
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Where can I get texinfo documentation for CMake, for example?

Since texinfo is kind of the help format for emacs, I hope the question is not too much off topic... I'm starting to learn cmake and not having a texinfo documentation hurts a bit. Is there a way to ...
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How do you view history of nodes visited when reading through documentation?

Also, can you view any metadata stored which describes the manuals/top level nodes you have previously visited?
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How do you navigate documentation in Emacs?

There is some manual I have accessed before on Emacs that described how to navigate the documentation and also how it was constructed. However, I have forgotten how to get there. From memory, the ...
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Organizing Info Directory Node

When I open the Emacs info reader, the top directory node is really cluttered. It's difficult enough to navigate that it puts me off from using it. There are a few things that I can't figure out how ...
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gdb Info manual

I can't seem to find the gdb Info manual file on the gnu.org documentation page for gdb, which only seems to have a PDF version and an online version. I've found and manually installed several other ...
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Where's the gnus info manual on Ubuntu?

I installed http://packages.ubuntu.com/zesty/emacs which includes Gnus, but there's no /usr/share/info/gnus.info.gz – am I forced to use the web wowser to read the fine manual, or is there some simple ...
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Why is the star before some menus in Info are red?

There is one star (*) before every menu in Emacs info. Some of them are red, I am wondering why they are red and what does the red means? Thanks!
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Org mode vs GNU “Info format”

I have a decent number of different org files I use to store useful information. I can easily search and navigate org files. Lately I've been reading the emacs (and other packages) manual which is in ...
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helm-info list of info pages cannot find newly installed packages?

I like reading my documentation using emacs. The nature of documentation is that you often want to read documentation immediately after installing it. Whilst running emacs I installed the ...
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Info.gz file for dired-mode missing

I'm missing the info.gz file which belongs to the dired-mode. It's not in the info directories, so there's no correlating node in C-h i info-mode. I searched the web for many hours, but failed to find ...
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Render non-ascii chars correctly in Info buffers?

I'm reading the Emacs manual in Info-mode. Some non-ascii characters render as octal escape sequences rather than glyphs. For example, node 23.2 Minor Modes contains the following text: Electric ...
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How do I access a package's info manual?

I installed magit, and it appears to have come with documentation I can access in info-mode: > cd ~/emacs.d/elpa > ls -1 magit-2.8.0/{dir,*.info*} magit-2.8.0/dir magit-2.8.0/magit.info magit-2....
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How to grep all the Info manuals with a regexp search

People often recommend on emacs.stackexchange.com and stackoverflow.com (in the Emacs tag) that we should learn to "ask Emacs". The built-in Info-mode is not capable of performing a recursive regexp ...
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Can I save my place in an info file?

I am reading through An Introduction to Programming in Emacs Lisp in an emacs buffer. I get to the file through C-h i and navigated to Emacs Lisp Intro. If I kill the buffer and return the same way, ...
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Info manuals from packages not showing up in info

I was just fooled by an old org info file that was hanging around in my info dir. I assumed that when I call (use-package wanderlust :ensure t) That the current info file would be installed ...
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How does one colorize keywords in Info pages like in man?

Since I learned how to colorize man pages using LESS_TERMCAP I find them much more easy to read. I would like to achieve the same with Info pages in emacs. For example, colorize function names, ...
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what is info-mode-hook

I am trying to rebind some keys for info-mode without success. I am not sure whether I am missing something, or whether a special hook is required. I am using the following hook in my init.el: (add-...
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Info files are found but not installed (on archlinux)

I am not able to access many info files. For example, the command (info "(gnus) Sorting the Summary Buffer") returns Info file gnus does not exist So I want to install/configure my info files ...
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Adding a custom directory to Info

I wanted to add ~/.emacs.d/custom-info/ to Info directories, where I’d link some locally installed programs’ documentation (like AsynK.io). (add-to-list 'Info-default-directory-list (expand-file-...
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Raw v.s. Rendered - how to modify the mode for various markup languages to they render nicely, rather than as source

There are many wonderful markup languages. For example here are some of their file extensions: nroff, md, tex, org, info, rtf, ps, html, etc. etc. We love them all. In most cases I visit these ...
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Remember visited links in manual

I am going through emacs inbuilt Elisp tutorial. By default emacs fontifies( changes color ) visited links color like this This fontification lasts only for current session. If i restart emacs, all ...
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How do I use the Evil-mode gg command in info?

Normally, thanks to the power of Evil, I can use the Vim gg command to go to the beginning of a buffer. When browsing info, however, typing g brings up a "Go to node: " prompt. I don't even know what ...
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List all Info nodes

As my pet project, I'm contemplating to connect Sphinx search tools with Info pages. In order to index these pages with Sphinx, I'd need them to be in plain text format and divided into nodes (i.e. I'...
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How to add additional info manuals to emacs' collection

Is there an easy way to supplement emacs' info manual with additional nodes? Or does one have to go through http://www.gnu.org/manual/manual.html to download manuals, and then manually insert them ...
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C-h i *info* directory is nearly empty

My situation is similar to Info file emacs does not exist. I installed emacs24, emacs24-el, and emacs24-common-non-dfsg on Ubuntu 14.04. Unlike in that other question, C-h r does work for me and I do ...
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Reading info files without knowing their path

If I'm in a terminal, I can just type info glibc and get info about glibc. Since emacs reads info files, it's silly to use M-x term to read info files from within emacs. I know you can use C-u C-h i ...
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Variable-width font in info- and help-mode with correct text width?

If I use info inside emacs and enable variable-pitch-mode, all text is displayed in proportional fonts, but the text width is all wrong, because info-mode laid out the text assuming fixed-width ...
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How can I bookmark Info page to continue reading later?

How can I bookmark Info page to continue reading later ?
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Info: Display the current node name in the buffer-list or uniquify *info* buffers

Is there a way to get info to display the current node in any of buffer-list/ibuffer/helm-buffers, especially when there are multiple info buffers ? Ideally uniquify should be sufficient to ...
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How to search the Emacs Lisp Reference Manual?

Sometimes describe- or apropos- are not enough. How can I search the Emacs Lisp Reference Manual (C-h i m elisp) from within emacs?
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How do I search Info for help on a given keyword or function?

Occasionally looking up a function with C-h f will cross reference to an Info node in the manual, but that is pretty rare. I often want a way to jump from the help documentation on a given function to ...