|Description||Man page lookup integration into Emacs|
|Part of Emacs||yes|
M-x man allows you to browse the manual pages installed on your system. It uses the external man tool to format the page and present it to you in a "*Man topic*" buffer using a specific major mode facilitating navigation.
Man is part of Emacs and should work out of the box. You just need to enter the name of the man page: M-x man RET bash RET. To read a man page from a specific section, you can specify it by wrapping it in parentheses after the topic name: M-x man RET chmod(2) RET.
- Jump to a specific section within the manpage.
- Jump to the next/previous manpage section.
- Open another manpage.
- quit the manpage, and bury/kill the buffer.
Since the external utility man is generally not installed on MS Windows platforms, Windows users might prefer using woman, which does not need any external tool.
- Man Page Lookup (`(info "(emacs) Man Page Lookup")')