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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
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
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