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info - read Info documents



        info - read Info documents


        info [OPTION]... [MENU-ITEM...]


        Read documentation in Info format.


               look up STRING in all indices of all manuals.
        -d, --directory=DIR
               add DIR to INFOPATH.
               remember user keystrokes in FILENAME.
        -f, --file=FILENAME
               specify Info file to visit.
        -h, --help
               display this help and exit.
               go to node pointed by index entry STRING.
        -n, --node=NODENAME
               specify nodes in first visited Info file.
        -o, --output=FILENAME
               output selected nodes to FILENAME.
        -R, --raw-escapes
               output "raw" ANSI escapes (default).
               output escapes as literal text.
               read initial keystrokes from FILENAME.
        -O, --show-options, --usage
               go to command-line options node.
               recursively output menu items.
        -w, --where, --location
               print physical location of Info file.
               use vi-like and less-like key bindings.
               display version information and exit.
        The  first  non-option argument, if present, is the menu entry to start
        from; it is searched for in all ‘dir’ files along INFOPATH.  If  it  is
        not  present,  info  merges  all ‘dir’ files and shows the result.  Any
        remaining arguments are treated as the names of menu items relative  to
        the initial node visited.


        info   show top-level dir menu
        info emacs
               start at emacs node from top-level dir
        info emacs buffers
               start at buffers node within emacs manual
        info --show-options emacs
               start at node with emacs’ command line options
        info -f ./
               show file ./, not searching dir
        Email bug reports to, general questions and discus‐
        sion     to      Texinfo      home      page:


        Copyright  © 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  There is NO warranty.
        You may redistribute this software under the terms of the  GNU  General
        Public  License.   For  more  information  about these matters, see the
        files named COPYING.


Based on BSD UNIX
FreeBSD is an advanced operating system for x86 compatible (including Pentium and Athlon), amd64 compatible (including Opteron, Athlon64, and EM64T), UltraSPARC, IA-64, PC-98 and ARM architectures. It is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX developed at the University of California, Berkeley. It is developed and maintained by a large team of individuals. Additional platforms are in various stages of development.