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install-info (1)


install-info - update info/dir entries


install-info [OPTION]... [INFO-FILE [DIR-FILE]]


INSTALL-INFO(1)                  User Commands                 INSTALL-INFO(1)

       install-info - update info/dir entries

       install-info [OPTION]... [INFO-FILE [DIR-FILE]]

       Add or remove entries in INFO-FILE from the Info directory DIR-FILE.

              report what is being done.

              delete  existing  entries  for  INFO-FILE  from  DIR-FILE; don't
              insert any new entries.

              the description of the entry  is  TEXT;  used  with  the  --name
              option to become synonymous with the --entry option.

              specify  file  name  of Info directory file; equivalent to using
              the DIR-FILE argument.

              same as --test.

              insert TEXT as an Info directory entry.  TEXT is written  as  an
              Info menu item line followed

              by zero or more extra lines starting with whitespace.

              If you specify more than one entry, all are added.  If you don't
              specify any entries, they are determined

              from information in the Info file itself.

              When removing, TEXT specifies the entry to remove.  TEXT is only
              removed  as  a  last resort, if the entry as determined from the
              Info file is not present, and the  basename  of  the  Info  file
              isn't found either.

       --help display this help and exit.

              same as --dir-file=DIR/dir.

              specify  Info  file  to  install in the directory; equivalent to
              using the INFO-FILE argument.

              same as --entry=TEXT.

              do not replace entries, or remove empty sections.

              same as --name=TEXT.

              the name of the entry is TEXT; used with --description to become
              synonymous with the --entry option.

              do not format new entries in the DIR file.

              suppress warnings.

              put  this  file's entries in all sections that match the regular
              expression R (ignoring case).

              same as --delete.

              only remove if the info file name matches exactly; suffixes such
              as .info and .gz are not ignored.

              put  entries  in  section  SEC of the directory.  If you specify
              more than one section, all the entries

              are added in each of the sections.

              If you don't specify any sections, they are determined

              from information in the Info file itself.

       --section R SEC
              equivalent to --regex=R --section=SEC --add-once.

              suppress warnings.

       --test suppress updating of DIR-FILE.

              display version information and exit.

       Email bug reports to bug-texinfo@gnu.org, general questions and discus-
       sion      to      help-texinfo@gnu.org.      Texinfo     home     page:

       Copyright (C) 2008 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 attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |Availability   | text/texinfo     |
       |Stability      | Volatile         |
       The full documentation for install-info is maintained as a Texinfo man-
       ual.   If  the info and install-info programs are properly installed at
       your site, the command

              info install-info

       should give you access to the complete manual.

       This    software    was    built    from    source     available     at
       https://java.net/projects/solaris-userland.    The  original  community
       source   was   downloaded   from    http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/texinfo/tex-

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at http://www.gnu.org/software/texinfo/.

install-info 4.13               September 2008                 INSTALL-INFO(1)