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:

  • Did I do wrong way to get the full location of info file? What is the
  • best way to get the info file location?

Dist: Slackware Current.
jcal: 0.4.1
info: 4.13

  • Please state distribution and version number in question. – Faheem Mitha Aug 27 '15 at 0:45
  • @FaheemMitha: Added to the question. Thank you. – Mohammad Etemaddar Aug 27 '15 at 10:06
  • I meant distribution version. – Faheem Mitha Aug 27 '15 at 20:42
  • I've put distribution version: Slackware Current. – Mohammad Etemaddar Aug 27 '15 at 20:51

The command info looks for files at places defined in $INFOPATH variable (usually /usr/share/info/, etc), but if it doesn't find the appropriate file there, as a fallback it switches to the man pages for help (see $MANPATH variable) and prints exactly the same content as man. So if info -w shows *manpages* then try man -w to get the information you wanted.

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