I use MSYS2 on my Windows machine and when I installed
make, as a dependency
guile. Listing the files of the
guile package revealed that it has
info pages (
guile.info.gz) installed at
When I enter
info displays the
guile node. However, if I navigate to the top node, I don't see Guile listed there; same is the case with just giving
info. From this question, I found out that there's a
dir file in each path listed by
$INFOPATH which is used by
info to compile the top level node to list all the info nodes installed. I don't see Guile listed in this file.
I realize, from the answer to the linked question, that I may use
install-info to update the
dir file with the Guile node.
However, I'd like to know if there's an automatic way of updating all such
dir files (which is used to show the Top node of
info) with all such missing info pages; something on the lines of
mandb used to index for
whatis automatically periodically.