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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.
       INFO-FILE  and  DIR-FILE  are  required  unless  the   --info-file   or
       --dir-file (or --info-dir) options are given, respectively.

              add only to first matching section, not all.

              start description of new entries at column COL.

              format  second and subsequent description lines to start at col-
              umn COL.

              report what is being done.

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

              like  --section, but only use TEXT if no sections are present in
              INFO-FILE (replacing "Miscellaneous").

              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,  overriding  any  corre-
              sponding  entry  from DIR-FILE.  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.

       --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.

       --maxwidth, --max-width=COL
              wrap description at column COL.

              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;
              if nothing is available there, the --defsection value  is  used;
              if that is not specified, the final default is "Miscellaneous".

       --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: http://www.gnu.org/software/texinfo/

       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.

       See attributes(7) 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.

       Source code for open source software components in Oracle  Solaris  can
       be found at https://www.oracle.com/downloads/opensource/solaris-source-

       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-

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

install-info 6.1                 February 2016                 INSTALL-INFO(1)