info man page

info — read Info documents

Synopsis

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

Description

Read documentation in Info format.

Options

-a, --all

use all matching manuals.

-k, --apropos=STRING

look up STRING in all indices of all manuals.

-d, --directory=DIR

add DIR to INFOPATH.

--dribble=FILE

remember user keystrokes in FILENAME.

-f, --file=MANUAL

specify Info manual to visit.

-h, --help

display this help and exit.

--index-search=STRING

go to node pointed by index entry STRING.

-n, --node=NODENAME

specify nodes in first visited Info file.

-o, --output=FILE

output selected nodes to FILE.

-R, --raw-escapes

output "raw" ANSI escapes (default).

--no-raw-escapes

output escapes as literal text.

--restore=FILE

read initial keystrokes from FILE.

-O, --show-options, --usage

go to command-line options node.

--strict-node-location

(for debugging) use Info file pointers as-is.

--subnodes

recursively output menu items.

-v, --variable VAR=VALUE

assign VALUE to Info variable VAR.

--vi-keys

use vi-like and less-like key bindings.

--version

display version information and exit.

-w, --where, --location

print physical location of Info file.

-x, --debug=NUMBER

set debugging level (-1 for all).

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.

For a summary of key bindings, type H within Info.

Examples

info

show top-level dir menu

info info

show the general manual for Info readers

info info-stnd

show the manual specific to this Info program

info emacs

start at emacs node from top-level dir

info emacs buffers

select buffers menu entry in emacs manual

info emacs -n Files

start at Files node within emacs manual

info '(emacs)Files'

alternative way to start at Files node

info --show-options emacs

start at node with emacs' command line options

info --subnodes -o out.txt emacs

dump entire manual to out.txt

info -f ./foo.info

show file ./foo.info, not searching dir

Reporting Bugs

Email bug reports to bug-texinfo@gnu.org, general questions and discussion to help-texinfo@gnu.org.
Texinfo home page: http://www.gnu.org/software/texinfo/

See Also

The full documentation for info is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info program is properly installed at your site, the command

info info

should give you access to the complete manual. (Or, if you have Emacs, M-x info will lead to the manual.)

Referenced By

amd(8), amd.conf(5), amq(8), automount2amd(8), ci(1), co(1), eplain(1), fixmount(8), fsinfo(8), gauche-cesconv(1), gauche-install(1), gauche-package(1), glilypond(1), groff(1), groff(7), groff_diff(7), groff_tmac(5), groff_trace(7), gsequencer(1), hlfsd(8), ident(1), info(5), merge(1), midi2xml(1), mk-amd-map(8), parted(8), pawd(1), rcs(1), rcsclean(1), rcsdiff(1), rcsfile(5), rcsfreeze(1), rcsmerge(1), rlog(1), texinfo(5), troff(1), wire-test(8), x11vnc(1).

September 2016 info 6.3 User Commands