This directory: README -- This file Makefile -- Automated installation file viper.el -- Viper Emacs Lisp code viper-cmd.el -- Viper Emacs Lisp code viper-macs.el -- Viper Emacs Lisp code viper-ex.el -- Viper Emacs Lisp code viper-init.el -- Viper Emacs Lisp code viper-util.el -- Viper Emacs Lisp code viper-mous.el -- Viper Emacs Lisp code viper-keym.el -- Viper Emacs Lisp code viper.texi -- Manual in Texinfo format viperCard.tex -- Reference card in TeX format viper, viper-? -- The Info files viper.dvi -- Dvi version of the Viper manual viperCard.dvi -- Dvi version of the quick reference card To install Viper, do: uncompress viper.tar.Z tar xf viper.tar Then do the following: 1. To compile Lisp: make elc Since the DVI and Info files are bundled with the distribution, this is the only make command you need. 2. To recompile the DVI files (if you have to), type: make dvi 3. To re-make the info files (if needed), type: make info 4. To redo everything: make all "make all" is useful if you made your own changes to the *.texi or *.el files. This way, this single command will recompile exactly what's needed. 5. You can also run make install to do what "make all" does plus to copy viper*.elc into a suitable Lisp directory and Viper Info files into the Info directory; DVI files containing printable version of Viper Manual and Reference Card will be copied into the 'etc' directory. You will still have to edit the 'dir' file manually (see below), if you haven't done so during a previous installation. To make all this happen, you will most likely have to change the PREFIX variable in Makefile and, possibly, one or more of these variables: DATADIR, LISPDIR, INFODIR, ETCDIR, and VERSION if they don't point to the right directories in your installation. You also need to have a write permission for all directories mentioned in LISPDIR, INFODIR, and ETCDIR. 6. XEmacs users must invoke make with the parameter EMACS=xemacs. Even better: edit Makefile directly as indicated in the comments there.