iman.el by YujiMinejima opens either an info format manual with InfoMode or a man page with ManMode. Get it from the author at

Completion is offered based on info documents in the usual info top-level “dir”, and man pages from “man -k” (the “apropos” index of names).

If you use CompletingHelp (by the same author) possible completions presented with the “?” key include one-line descriptions of the documents (again from the info directory and the “apropos” lines).


I guess woman does a better job. – Anonymous

But woman fails to render some man pages, be warned. – Anonymous

Great ! Searching information is easier and faster. Why don’t allow users to choose between man and woman ? – CamilleBourgoin

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