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INFO

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: September 2017
Index Return to Main Contents
 

NAME

info - read Info documents  

SYNOPSIS

info [,OPTION/]... [,MENU-ITEM/...]  

DESCRIPTION

Read documentation in Info format.  

Frequently-used 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
-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
-O, --show-options, --usage
go to command-line options node
--subnodes
recursively output menu items
-v, --variable VAR=VALUE
assign VALUE to Info variable VAR
--version
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 visited.

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

EXAMPLES

info
show top-level dir menu
info info-stnd
show the manual for 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 emacs 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 discussion to help-texinfo@gnu.org.
Texinfo home page: http://www.gnu.org/software/texinfo/  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2017 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 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.)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
Frequently-used options:
EXAMPLES
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO


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