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Re: Re: perldoc individual manpage search

by mp (Deacon)
on Oct 02, 2002 at 18:16 UTC ( #202342=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: perldoc individual manpage search
in thread perldoc individual manpage search

Thank you. I am aware of perldoc and use it very frequently. However Programming Perl v3 describes some search capability beyond what perldoc does:
  • ability to search any perl manpage for a regexp (not just perlfaq, perlfunc, and perltoc) using the commands shown above rather than using perldoc directly.
  • ability to search the entire perl manual, including all headers, descriptions, and examples for any instance of the string, using perlhelp

These features would be quite helpful, if they worked. It might not be too difficult to modify perldoc to implement these features, but if the wheel already exists...???

In searching a bit more for this, I found this thread (this post, specifically) in comp.lang.perl.misc that explains what might have happened in regards to this feature. (If you have trouble with the above link, go here (or manually search Google groups for: programming perl dated info)) then visit the thread entitled "Programming Perl Q Certain info dated".

Does anyone have any conclusive information about this?

Update: Added the following

A bit more research turned up this recent posting, which states that there is an alpha version, but the link appears to be dead (at least right now).

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