search man pages
kaushalshriyan at gmail.com
Wed Apr 8 11:33:31 UTC 2009
On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 4:01 PM, Heike C. Zimmerer <nospam08q2 at gmx.net>wrote:
> Kaushal Shriyan <kaushalshriyan at gmail.com> writes:
> > On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 3:31 PM, Heike C. Zimmerer <nospam08q2 at gmx.net
> >> Kaushal Shriyan <kaushalshriyan at gmail.com> writes:
> >> > how can i set ignore case while searching for any string uppercase or
> >> > lowercase in man pages ?
> >> man less
> >> /ignore-case
> > I did man bash | less -i and typed /PARAMETER EXPANSION it said "Pattern
> > not found"
> Of curse, at least for my Bash man page. The above chapter is spelled
> 'Parameter Expansion' in mine.
> The less man page clearly states that if you use '-i'. only search
> strings which contain *no* upper case characters are case-insensitive.
> But your search string does. You need the other one of the two
> ignore-case options ('-I').
> Besides that, you don't need to pipe the man command's output into less
> since less is already the default pager. You can type options (like -I)
> directly from within.
> (Please don't Cc: me directly, I prefer reading list discussions on the
> list and only there.)
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Thanks Heike and Avi :)
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