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Updated: December 2014

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NAME

info - read Info documents

SYNOPSIS

info [,OPTION/]... [,MENU-ITEM/...]

DESCRIPTION

Read documentation in Info format.

OPTIONS

-a, --all
use all matching manuals.:
-k, --apropos=,STRING/
look up STRING in all indices of all manuals.:
-d, --directory=,DIR/
add DIR to INFOPATH.:
--dribble=,FILE/
remember user keystrokes in FILENAME.:
-f, --file=,MANUAL/
specify Info manual to visit.:
-h, --help
display this help and exit.:
--index-search=,STRING/
go to node pointed by index entry STRING.:
-n, --node=,NODENAME/
specify nodes in first visited Info file.:
-o, --output=,FILE/
output selected nodes to FILE.:
-R, --raw-escapes
output "raw" ANSI escapes (default).:
--no-raw-escapes
output escapes as literal text.:
--restore=,FILE/
read initial keystrokes from FILE.:
-O, --show-options, --usage
go to command-line options node.:
--strict-node-location
(for debugging) use Info file pointers as-is.:
--subnodes
recursively output menu items.:
-v, --variable VAR=VALUE
assign VALUE to Info variable VAR.:
--vi-keys
use vi-like and less-like key bindings.:
--version
display version information and exit.:
-w, --where, --location
print physical location of Info file.:
-x, --debug=,NUMBER/
set debugging level (-1 for all).:

The first non-option argument, if present, is the menu entry to start from; it is searched for in all `dir' files along INFOPATH. If it is not present, info merges all `dir' files and shows the result. Any remaining arguments are treated as the names of menu items relative to the initial node visited.

For a summary of key bindings, type h within Info.

EXAMPLES

info
show top-level dir menu:
info info
show the general manual for Info readers:
info info-stnd
show the manual specific to this Info program:
info emacs
start at emacs node from top-level dir:
info emacs buffers
start at buffers node within emacs manual:
info --show-options emacs
start at node with emacs' command line options:
info --subnodes -o out.txt emacs
dump entire manual to out.txt:
info -f ./foo.info
show file ./foo.info, not searching dir:

REPORTING BUGS

Email bug reports to [email protected], general questions and discussion to [email protected].

Texinfo home page: http://www.gnu.org/software/texinfo/

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>

This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

The full documentation for info is provided by the texinfo-doc-nonfree package as a Texinfo manual. If this package is installed at your site, the command

<DD CLASS="c2|info info:

should give you access to the complete manual. (Or, if you have Emacs, M-x info will lead to the manual.)


Index

NAME

SYNOPSIS

DESCRIPTION

OPTIONS

EXAMPLES

REPORTING BUGS

COPYRIGHT

SEE ALSO


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