3 Finding and Formatting Man Pages

WoMan provides three user interfaces for finding and formatting man pages:

The topic and filename interfaces support completion in the usual way.

The topic interface is generally the most convenient for regular use, although it may require some special setup, especially if your machine does not already have a conventional man installation (which WoMan tries to detect).

The simplest filename interface command woman-find-file can always be used with no setup at all (provided WoMan is installed and loaded or set up to autoload).

The automatic interface always requires special setup.

Case-Dependence of Filenames

By default, WoMan ignores case in file pathnames only when it seems appropriate. Microsoft Windows users who want complete case independence should set the special NTEmacs variable w32-downcase-file-names to t and use all lower case when setting WoMan file paths.