TAGS for emacs

Takeshi Abe tabe at fixedpoint.jp
Thu Mar 17 02:01:15 UTC 2016

Hi Pranav,

On Wed, 16 Mar 2016 10:01:29 +0100, Miklos Vajna <vmiklos at collabora.co.uk> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 12, 2016 at 07:37:53PM +0530, Pranav Kant wrote:
>> Shouldn't it be like this :
>> --- a/solenv/bin/create-tags
>> +++ b/solenv/bin/create-tags
>> @@ -9,7 +9,7 @@
>>  ctags=ctags
>>  if test "$1" = "-e"; then
>> -    ctags=etags
>> +    ctags="ctags -e"
>>  fi
>> to make it work properly ?
No. The '-e' option is not for passing to ctags as is, just for a switch to
ask create-tags to generate Emacs-friendly tags.

So far `make etags` works only when you have etags command.

>> (unless people have separate `etags' file
>> symbolically linked to ctags binary, which doesn't seem default on most
>> systems).
Fedora, as well as Debian, offers the alternatives system to name a command
by symlinking a suitable binary or according to your choice:

At least the following packages provide etags functionality on Fedora:
A etags symlink will be magically created once you install either of them.

-- Takeshi Abe

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