On my computer (ubuntu 12.04), some
info pages are missing, like for
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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Debian and its derivatives like Ubuntu, the
info pages are not installed unless you install the corresponding
package-doc package for a given
So in your case:
apt-get install tar-doc
A notable exception (though that may only apply to Debian and not Ubuntu) is
bash-doc. The textinfo bash documentation is not considered as free software by Debian as you're not free to modify it (you have to notify the
bash maintainers if you want to distribute a modified version of it which is against the Debian policy).
There's a similar case for
texinfo-doc though in that case there is a
On my Ubuntu 12.04 system when I run the command
info tar I actually get the man page for
tar. You can see what file
info is using with the
$ info -w tar *manpages* $ info -w ls /usr/share/info/coreutils.info.gz
If you search the repos you'll find this:
$ apt-cache search info|grep tar ... pax - Portable Archive Interchange (cpio, pax, tar) tar-doc - documentation for the tar package ...
tar-doc package for the info.
There might be an easier way to do this (not that up on
apt..) but you can find all the missing
info doc files with this command:
$ apt-cache search info | grep -- '-doc '