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4 Browsing Man Pages

Once a man page has been found and formatted, WoMan provides a browsing interface that is essentially the same as that provided by the standard Emacs man command (and much of the code is inherited from the man library, which WoMan currently requires). Many WoMan facilities can be accessed from the WoMan major mode menu as well as via key bindings, etc.

WoMan does not produce any page breaks or page numbers, and in fact does not paginate the man page at all, since this is not appropriate for continuous online browsing. It produces a document header line that is constructed from the standard man page header and footer. Apart from that, the appearance of the formatted man page should be almost identical to what would be produced by man, with consecutive blank lines squeezed to a single blank line.