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Emacs inferior octave and help -i

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: Emacs inferior octave and help -i
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 1997 09:37:37 -0600

On  6-Feb-1997, address@hidden <address@hidden> wrote:

| I just noticed that running octave from within emacs, i.e., issuing
| the M-x run-octave from emacs gets octave running in its own
| buffer. This is quite nice. However, when trying to run info, say
| help -i help, one gets:
| octave> help -i help
| info: Terminal type "emacs" is not smart enough to run Info.
| error: help: unable to find info!
| error: evaluating index expression near line 8, column 1
| octave> 
| So that's not so nice. Is there anyone out there who has given this
| a thougt?

If you are running X, here's one solution:

  INFO_PROGRAM = sprintf ("xterm -e %s", INFO_PROGRAM)

If you want to use the GNU Emacs info reader instead, you might want
to look at the info-emacs-info and info-emacs-octave-help scripts from
Octave's examples directory.


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