`info` is an utility which provides an hypertext, multipage documentation system on the command line.

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How to scroll GNU info pages without unexpectedly jumping to the next node?

Using the ↑ and ↓ directional arrow keys to to scroll up and down the page in the GNU info pages causes the info page viewer to unexpectedly jump to another node, this is really disorienting. How can ...
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How can I launch the tutorial for the GNU info pages?

I would like to learn how to use the info pages - i.e. the documentation for GNU programs. If I run info from a terminal, the info program launches File: dir, Node: Top, This is the top of ...
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What is the purpose of numbered Info files?

I've noticed that some software come with multiple info files. For example, tar on Fedora 21 comes with: tar.info.gz tar.info-1.gz tar.info-2.gz Are the tar-info-* files dependencies of some sort ...
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My texinfo isn't listed by info

The Emacs lisp introduction was translated to Spanish by volunteers. I write a PKGBUILD to "compile" the texinfo file and had the results installed on my system. I did some changes to the original ...
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Where does info file exist

I want to find the location of info file of the jcal program. It has appropriate info when I call info jcal. The output of info -w jcal is: *manpages* Did I do wrong way to get the full location ...
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How to automatically update the top info directory

I use MSYS2 on my Windows machine and when I installed make, as a dependency pacman installed guile. Listing the files of the guile package revealed that it has info pages (guile.info.gz) installed at ...
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Help and/or info comand simple

How can i write information for a shell file that i have in my bin to write the information that the help command or the info command use. p.s. can you answer the question with simple steps or code ...
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Set default editor for 'info coreutils' [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and have this in my .bash_profile: export EDITOR=/usr/bin/vim export VISUAL=/usr/bin/vim man respects this setting but info always opens in something else, nano or it's own ...
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How to create Info documentation?

How can I add man page entries for my own power tools? got me thinking: How would one create an Info page?
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chromium add a protocol handler

A lot of years ago I was using kde/konqueror and one nice feature was the ability to open man and info pages using man:// and info:// as url protocol, I never checked but guess man/info pages were ...
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How do I tell which command has the longest manual on my system?

Is there an easy way to find out which command has the longest manual pages?
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Why didn't GNU Info succeed man?

As per my knowledge/understanding both help and man came at the same time or have very little time difference between them. Then GNU Info came in and from what I have seen is much more verbose, much ...
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Viewing info pages in a browser

Is there any way I can use a browser to view info pages? I know that it can be done with man pages based on the man page for man, but I couldn't find any such option for info.
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Does info also look up manpage?

Besides man, info can also provide information of a command. For the commands I have tried, I find that info provides the same information as man. So I wonder if info always look up manpages? What ...
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texinfo: Can I write non-english info files? Such as Chinese, and how?

Most gnu manual files use info, write a texinfo then makeinfo produces info files, it's great. Can texinfo contain non-English characters then produce non-English infos or pdfs? How can I write ...
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Binutils documentation compilation problem

I'm trying to compile and install binutils+GCC for my machine on my own. I have compiled lastest binutils sources without getting any error, but installation seems to have some problems with gas ...
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Where is said how do you get the NUMLOCK key to default to on for the GUI console?

This is on a fedora machine. I have to look in man pages first to find the answer, if not then in an info page. If the answer is not there then I have to use the internet to find the answer. It is on ...
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Some info pages missing

On my computer (ubuntu 12.04), some info pages are missing, like for tar. When I enter info tar, it opens the tar manpage instead of the tar info manual. So how can I install these pages on my system?...
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Can I get vim-stlye (hjkl) navigation for GNU info?

The layout of my netbook's keyboard means that using the arrow keys for navigation is slightly uncomfortable. Is there a way to make GNU Info pages use vim-style hjkl navigation? I know I can info ...
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Alternative Info reader

I enjoy having choices of $PAGER, e.g. more less most ... Can I enjoy the same choice when reading Info documentation? (i.e. info tar) What are my options?
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What is GNU Info for?

I understand what GNU Info is and how to use it, but what is it for? Why does it exist in parallel to the man pages? Why not write detailed man pages rather than provide a separate utility?
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How do you output an info page to pdf?

If man -t ls | ps2pdf - > ls.pdf is useful for outputting the ls man page via ps2pdf to pdf, what about info pages? I've tried something like the following but with no success: info -o info | ...
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How to quit Menu Item mode in the info command page

I am using info command, and when I press m, the keyboard prompt goes into a menu item: mode and I don't know how to quit from this mode. I tried q and ESC, but it didn't work. Finally, I used Ctrl+...
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How to update menu of info directory node?

I've installed some program that added menu items in info directory node (a main menu of info command). Then i manually deleted the programs info files from the system, so now when i click on 'program'...
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How can I tell what version of Linux I'm using?

Often times I will ssh into a new client's box to make changes to their website configuration without knowing much about the server configuration. I have seen a few ways to get information about the ...
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GNU texinfo directory search method?

Does info (GNU texinfo 4.13) have a default search path for finding a dir file? Is it /usr/share/info? Even though I don't have an INFOPATH variable set in my environment, it seems to use the dir ...
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Difference between help, info and man command

I know that these command will help to get syntax and options for commands but my question is that how they differ from each other?
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How can I display file info of a man?

I know when you are in a man page it will display the file name at the bottom inside the man. How can I do the same thing manually?
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Difference between `info` and `pinfo`

What's the difference between info and pinfo besides color? pinfo is: a program for viewing info files while info is: Read documentation in Info format I tried to search the web for the ...
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viewing info documentation with vim

I'm trying to use the ManPageView addon to view info documentation within vim. Although I find ManPageView very useful for, well, viewing manpages, its info-reading functionality doesn't seem to work ...