man pages section 1: User Commands

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info (1)


info - read Info documents


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


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     info - read Info documents

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

     Read documentation in Info format.

     -k, --apropos=STRING
          look up STRING in all indices of all manuals.

     -d, --directory=DIR
          add DIR to INFOPATH.

          remember user keystrokes in FILENAME.

     -f, --file=FILENAME
          specify Info file to visit.

     -h, --help
          display this help and exit.

          go to node pointed by index entry STRING.

     -n, --node=NODENAME
          specify nodes in first visited Info file.

     -o, --output=FILENAME
          output selected nodes to FILENAME.

     -R, --raw-escapes
          output "raw" ANSI escapes (default).

          output escapes as literal text.

          read initial keystrokes from FILENAME.

     -O, --show-options, --usage
          go to command-line options node.

          recursively output menu items.

          use vi-like and less-like key bindings.

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          display version information and exit.

     -w, --where, --location
          print physical location of Info file.

     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 vis-

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

     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 ./
          show file ./, not searching dir

     Email bug reports to, general  questions
     and  discussion to  Texinfo home page:

     Copyright (C) 2008 Free Software Foundation,  Inc.   License
     GPLv3+:      GNU      GPL     version     3     or     later
     This is free software: you are free  to  change  and  redis-
     tribute  it.   There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted
     by law.

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     See  attributes(5)  for  descriptions   of   the   following

     |Availability   | text/texinfo     |
     |Stability      | Volatile         |
     This   software   was   built   from   source  available  at   The   original
     community       source       was       downloaded       from

     Further information about this software can be found on  the
     open  source  community  website at

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