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info (1)

Name

info - read Info documents

Synopsis

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

Description

INFO(1)                          User Commands                         INFO(1)



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
              select buffers menu entry in emacs manual

       info emacs -n Files
              start at Files node within emacs manual

       info '(emacs)Files'
              alternative way to start at Files node

       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 bug-texinfo@gnu.org, general questions and discus-
       sion to help-texinfo@gnu.org.
       Texinfo home page: http://www.gnu.org/software/texinfo/

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2016 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.


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE  |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Availability   | text/texinfo     |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Stability      | Volatile         |
       +---------------+------------------+
SEE ALSO
       The full documentation for info is maintained as a Texinfo manual.   If
       the info program is properly installed at your site, the command

              info info

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



NOTES
       This    software    was    built    from    source     available     at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.    The  original  community
       source   was   downloaded   from    http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/texinfo/tex-
       info-6.1.tar.gz

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



info 6.1                         February 2016                         INFO(1)