Commit 9de15963 authored by Martin Rudalics's avatar Martin Rudalics
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(Help): Fix typos and reword.

(Help Summary): Add entries for C-h n and C-h r, reorder
entries, and do some minor fixes.
(Name Help): Say that C-h F works for commands only.
(Misc Help): Say that view-lossage displays 300 keystrokes.
parent 747d9d14
2008-12-24 Martin Rudalics <rudalics@gmx.at>
* help.texi (Help): Fix typos and reword.
(Help Summary): Add entries for C-h n and C-h r, reorder
entries, and do some minor fixes.
(Name Help): Say that C-h F works for commands only.
(Misc Help): Say that view-lossage displays 300 keystrokes.
2008-12-20 Glenn Morris <rgm@gnu.org>
* ack.texi (Acknowledgments): General update based on AUTHORS,
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......@@ -14,7 +14,7 @@
Emacs provides extensive help features, all accessible through the
@dfn{help character}, @kbd{C-h}. This is a prefix key that is used
for commands that display documentation; the next character you type
should be a @dfn{help options}, to ask for a particular kind of help.
should be a @dfn{help option}, to ask for a particular kind of help.
You can cancel the @kbd{C-h} command with @kbd{C-g}. The function key
@key{F1} is equivalent to @kbd{C-h}.
......@@ -28,7 +28,7 @@ a list of help options, with a brief description of each one
@kbd{C-h} or @key{F1} means ``help'' in various other contexts as
well. For instance, you can type them after a prefix key to display
list of the keys that can follow the prefix key. (A few prefix keys
a list of the keys that can follow the prefix key. (A few prefix keys
don't support @kbd{C-h} in this way, because they define other
meanings for it, but they all support @key{F1} for help.)
......@@ -48,8 +48,7 @@ FAQ and the package keywords.
@item C-h a @var{topics} @key{RET}
This searches for commands whose names match the argument
@var{topics}. The argument can be a keyword, a list of keywords, or a
regular expression (@pxref{Regexps}). This command displays all the
matches in a new buffer. @xref{Apropos}.
regular expression (@pxref{Regexps}). @xref{Apropos}.
@item C-h i d m emacs @key{RET} i @var{topic} @key{RET}
This searches for @var{topic} in the indices of the on-line Emacs
......@@ -91,9 +90,9 @@ This displays the available Emacs packages based on keywords.
@end ifnottex
Here is a summary of the Emacs interactive help commands. (The
character that follows @kbd{C-h} is the ``help option.'') @xref{Help
Files}, for other help commands that display fixed files of
information.
character that follows @kbd{C-h} is the ``help option.'') See
@ref{Help Files}, for other help commands that display fixed files
of information.
@table @kbd
@item C-h a @var{topics} @key{RET}
......@@ -127,12 +126,16 @@ The complete Emacs manual is available on-line in Info.
Display the name and documentation of the command that @var{key} runs
(@code{describe-key}).
@item C-h l
Display a description of the last 100 characters you typed
Display a description of your last 300 keystrokes
(@code{view-lossage}).
@item C-h m
Display documentation of the current major mode (@code{describe-mode}).
@item C-h n
Display news of recent Emacs changes (@code{view-emacs-news}).
@item C-h p
Find packages by topic keyword (@code{finder-by-keyword}).
@item C-h r
Display the Emacs manual in Info (@code{info-emacs-manual}).
@item C-h s
Display the current contents of the syntax table, with an explanation of
what they mean (@code{describe-syntax}). @xref{Syntax}.
......@@ -148,18 +151,18 @@ Describe the coding system @var{coding}
(@code{describe-coding-system}).
@item C-h C @key{RET}
Describe the coding systems currently in use.
@item C-h F @var{command} @key{RET}
Enter Info and go to the node that documents the Emacs command
@var{command} (@code{Info-goto-emacs-command-node}).
@item C-h I @var{method} @key{RET}
Describe the input method @var{method} (@code{describe-input-method}).
@item C-h K @var{key}
Enter Info and go to the node that documents the key sequence
@var{key} (@code{Info-goto-emacs-key-command-node}).
@item C-h L @var{language-env} @key{RET}
Display information on the character sets, coding systems, and input
methods used in language environment @var{language-env}
(@code{describe-language-environment}).
@item C-h F @var{function} @key{RET}
Enter Info and go to the node that documents the Emacs function
@var{function} (@code{Info-goto-emacs-command-node}).
@item C-h K @var{key}
Enter Info and go to the node that documents the key sequence
@var{key} (@code{Info-goto-emacs-key-command-node}).
@item C-h S @var{symbol} @key{RET}
Display the Info documentation on symbol @var{symbol} according to the
programming language you are editing (@code{info-lookup-symbol}).
......@@ -270,7 +273,7 @@ read the Emacs source code.
@kindex C-h F
@findex Info-goto-emacs-command-node
To find a function's documentation in a manual, use @kbd{C-h F}
To find a command's documentation in a manual, use @kbd{C-h F}
(@code{Info-goto-emacs-command-node}). This knows about various
manuals, not just the Emacs manual, and finds the right one.
......@@ -551,10 +554,10 @@ command works depend on the major mode.
@kindex C-h l
@findex view-lossage
If something surprising happens, and you are not sure what you
typed, use @kbd{C-h l} (@code{view-lossage}). @kbd{C-h l} displays
the last 100 characters you typed in Emacs. If you see commands that
you don't know, you can use @kbd{C-h c} to find out what they do.
If something surprising happens, and you are not sure what you typed,
use @kbd{C-h l} (@code{view-lossage}). @kbd{C-h l} displays your last
300 input keystrokes. If you see commands that you don't know, you can
use @kbd{C-h c} to find out what they do.
@kindex C-h e
@findex view-echo-area-messages
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