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Re^5: [emacs] perldoc on windows

by VinsWorldcom (Parson)
on Mar 23, 2018 at 18:03 UTC ( #1211627=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: [emacs] perldoc on windows
in thread [emacs] perldoc on windows (update)

I have Git installed for Windows in a C:\usr\bin\git directory. Then I added C:\usr\bin\git\usr\bin to the path (yes, that path is correct, not a copy/paste error). That directory has all sorts of Unix useful commands without the need for Cygwin - including less.exe for pager.

Another site is GnuWin32 which has *roff utils. I installed groff in C:\usr\bin\groff and with a simple batch file called 'man.bat', I can get man pages from the source.1 files - which I've put in C:\usr\share\man.

Why the hell don't I just use Linux!?!?

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Re^6: [emacs] perldoc on windows
by LanX (Bishop) on Mar 23, 2018 at 20:39 UTC
    > Why the hell don't I just use Linux!?!?

    Ask my employer. :/

    update

    Look Emacs and Perl try heavily to be platform independend.

    There is no reason to have a dependency on man, nroff, sed and awk.

    Anyway there is plenty of legacy code depending on man, and eLisp should be flexible enough to use woman instead.

    (If I had the time I'd produce a pod2info converter)

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)
    Wikisyntax for the Monastery

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