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search-man-pages

Search for text in manual pages.

This command searches through a set of man pages for text you specify, putting its results in the grep buffer. It first prompts for the search string. You can use Ctrl-T, Ctrl-C, or Ctrl-W to toggle regular expression, case folding, or word searching behavior, as with grep and other searching commands.

Then it asks if you want to restrict searching to particular man page sections, such as 1 for commands or 3 for subroutines. Finally, it asks if you want to restrict the search to man page entries matching a certain file pattern, such as *file* to search only pages whose names contain "file".

For speed reasons, it searches each man page without processing it through the man command, searching the man page in source format. By default, it shows only the first match in each page; set the search-man-pages-shows-all variable to see all matches. The result appears in the grep buffer; when you view a match from there, Epsilon will then use the man command to display its processed form.

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