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 difference between these two command, but found no useful information.


pinfo was designed to emulate the behavior of the lynx web browser and make browsing info pages easier to do. Its interface and formatting abilities are somewhat more advanced than the original info was and it also supports viewing man pages including colorizing them. It has a little bit more understanding of the content it is viewing, and can extract and follow URLS. It has considerably more key-bindings which are also user configurable.

See the pinfo documentation.

  • 4
    or try pinfo pinfo
    – Philomath
    Jul 28 '11 at 12:32

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