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Re: zsh built in help features


Thank you

I had found the _run-help script (is that what they are called?) and
found that HELPDIR needed to be set but then it does an
anonymous function with magic I don’t yet understand and
finally falls back to _man.  So I had gone down the path that
somehow “man” was suppose to do this — which didn’t make much
sense and it sure wasn’t working.

I hadn’t considered aliases.

Also… in my copies of _run-help, I don’t see any comments at all.

> On Oct 18, 2019, at 12:12 AM, dana <dana@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 17 Oct 2019, at 19:28, Perry Smith <pedz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Apple must not have something set up right.  I’ll go find the run-help
>> script and see if I can fix it.
> run-help is an alias for man by default. You need to run this (add it to your
> zshrc if you like):
>  unalias run-help
>  autoload -Uz run-help
> Then the function will be called instead.
> This is documented in zshcontrib, and in the comments for run-help itself.
> PS: I haven't updated to Catalina yet, but in the zsh shipped with Mojave
> Apple apparently misconfigured their @runhelpdir@, so in order to get it to
> work there you also had to set like HELPDIR=/usr/share/zsh/5.3/help. You might
> need to do the same in Catalina if it doesn't Just Work after loading it
> dana

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