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update-otags - update system-wide tags tables

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NAME

update-otags - update system-wide tags tables

SYNOPSIS

update-otags

DESCRIPTION

update-otags runs otags on the system-wide installed OCaml files (in ocamlc -where). This makes it possible to use the tag-features of vi/vim and Emacs to jump to the declarations of library functions in the system-wide installed .mli files to read the documentation that is hopefully embedded in those files.
To use the system-wide tags table in Emacs, use M-x visit-tags-table <RET> /var/lib/otags/TAGS. To load it by default, customize tags-table-list to contain /var/lib/otags (by using M-x customize-variable, for instance).
For vim use :set tags=/var/lib/otags/tags or add set tags=/var/lib/otags/tags to your .vimrc.
One would typically update the system-wide tags tables with a cron-job once per week or day.

FILES

/var/lib/otags/{TAGS,tags}
System-wide tags table for Emacs and vi/vim.

BUGS

See the sections KNOWN PROBLEMS and MISSING FEATURES in the otags(1) manual.

CREDITS

update-otags appeared first in Debian Etch (see Debian bug #341939). It has been added to the contrib directory with an improved man page in otags 3.12.2.

AUTHOR

Hendrik Tews <otags at askra.de>

SEE ALSO

otags(1)
January 2012 OTAGS