[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Better documentation search

From: Richard Kirk
Subject: Re: Better documentation search
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:27:01 +0100

On 17 Apr 2014, at 21:21, Carnë Draug wrote:

> On 16 April 2014 08:46, Richard KIrk <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I had never found the 'lookfor' command. I always thought there ought to be
>> a better way of looking for a command if you have no idea what it's name
>> was. The 'octave' naming style is pretty compact, and it is sometimes hard
>> to guess.
>> If you do 'help lookfor' then the help message ends with...
>>     See also: help, doc, which.
>> Perhaps the straight 'help' reply should have a similar last line...
>>     See also: doc, which, lookfor
>> That would put people like me on the right track.
> It does. Under Octave 3.8.1:
>    octave:3> help help
>         [...]
>         See also: doc, lookfor, which.

That's 'help help' which I didn't think to try. I got a message with 'help' and 
assumed that was it. 'help help' is obvious in hindsight, thought it reminds me 
of 'Piglet meets a Heffalump' :). 

Richard Kirk

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]