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Re: catman pages and emacs man

Dirk Eddelbuettel writes:
>  Dirk> Is there an easy way to let "M-x man" in emacs access the already
>  Dirk> prepared pages in /var/catman?
>  Richard>  It already does, doesn't it?
>  Richard> 
>  Richard> (Emacs calls man(1) to get the formatted man page, and that should
>  Richard> DTRT.)
>But why does it about 20 seconds (on a Pentium with 16 MB) before the man page
>for bash shows up?  Is that for groffing the man page or for finding memory
>for this buffer because the pager eats it all at once?
>groff -man -Tlatin1 /usr/man/man1/bash.1 takes about 6 seconds.

There's quite a bit of reformatting that goes on as Emacs mangles the
formatted page into a form it can cope with.
Richard Kettlewell
http://www.elmail.co.uk/staff/richard/                    richard@uk.geeks.org

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