Author Topic: Using Help plugin in linux  (Read 1986 times)

Big Jim

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Using Help plugin in linux
« on: December 03, 2008, 05:44:17 pm »
I'm running Codeblocks 8.02 on Debian 64, and my compiler is Gnu C/C++

I've looked everywhere I can, but I can't find any straightforward pointers to where I can download a C library reference that I can access easily from within Codeblocks. I'd like to move the cursor onto the function I want help for, hit the f1 key, and get a pop up window detailing the function arguments, returns, etc.

I understand how to use the Help plugin, just not where to download the C library reference from.

This seems like such an obvious and basic need, that I'm sure I've missed something obvious...

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Re: Using Help plugin in linux
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2008, 06:56:36 pm »
The best thing you can do is to use MAN pages with the help plugin. Chances are they are already installed in the system. In my Gentoo system they're installed in /usr/share/man/. The ones you need are man3 and man3p. Actually, man3 should be enough.

Big Jim

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Re: Using Help plugin in linux
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2008, 12:26:44 am »
Thanks, Ceniza.

Turns out I didn't have the man pages installed, so I needed to

       apt-get install manpages-dev

If anyone else needs to know what to do after this, go to Settings->Environment->Help files, add a help file name ('Man' would make a lot of sense), and then enter

      man:/usr/share/man/man3

into the text entry box. Et voila!