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Re: Manual pages for glibc.

From: Roel Janssen
Subject: Re: Manual pages for glibc.
Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2017 13:49:36 +0200
User-agent: mu4e 0.9.18; emacs 25.2.1

Ricardo Wurmus writes:

> Hi Roel,
>> Which package do I need to install to be able to read the man pages of
>> functions in glibc like 'snprintf' and 'malloc'?
>> I installed glibc, but that does not seem to provide the man pages.
> Here’s what I did:
>     unionfs $(printf "%s:" /gnu/store/*/share/info) ~/tmp/info
> This gives me a union of all the beautiful info manuals in the store.
> To read the GNU libc’s info manual I do this in Emacs:
>    C-u C-h i ~/tmp/info/ RET
> It opens up the manual and I can search for snprintf in the index with
> “i snprintf RET”.
> Not sure about the man pages, though.

Right.  Thanks for this solution.  On GuixSD, the info pages for libc
are automatically available in Emacs, so I can look up the functions

It would still be nice to have the man-pages as well, because they are a
little more descriptive some times.

Kind regards,
Roel Janssen

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