install-info man page

install-info — update info/dir entries

Synopsis

install-info [OPTION]... [INFO-FILE [DIR-FILE]]

Description

Add or remove entries in INFO-FILE from the Info directory DIR-FILE. INFO-FILE and DIR-FILE are required unless the --info-file or --dir-file (or --info-dir) options are given, respectively.

Options

--add-once

add only to first matching section, not all.

--align=COL

start description of new entries at column COL.

--calign=COL

format second and subsequent description lines to start at column COL.

--debug

report what is being done.

--delete

delete existing entries for INFO-FILE from DIR-FILE; don't insert any new entries.

--defsection=TEXT

like --section, but only use TEXT if no sections are present in INFO-FILE (replacing "Miscellaneous").

--description=TEXT

the description of the entry is TEXT; used with the --name option to become synonymous with the --entry option.

--dir-file=NAME

specify file name of Info directory file; equivalent to using the DIR-FILE argument.

--dry-run

same as --test.

--entry=TEXT

insert TEXT as an Info directory entry, overriding any corresponding entry from DIR-FILE. TEXT is written as an Info menu item line followed

by zero or more extra lines starting with whitespace.

If you specify more than one entry, all are added. If you don't specify any entries, they are determined

from information in the Info file itself.

--help

display this help and exit.

--info-dir=DIR

same as --dir-file=DIR/dir.

--info-file=FILE

specify Info file to install in the directory; equivalent to using the INFO-FILE argument.

--item=TEXT

same as --entry=TEXT.

--keep-old

do not replace entries, or remove empty sections.

--maxwidth, --max-width=COL

wrap description at column COL.

--menuentry=TEXT

same as --name=TEXT.

--name=TEXT

the name of the entry is TEXT; used with --description to become synonymous with the --entry option.

--no-indent

do not format new entries in the DIR file.

--quiet

suppress warnings.

--regex=R

put this file's entries in all sections that match the regular expression R (ignoring case).

--remove

same as --delete.

--remove-exactly

only remove if the info file name matches exactly; suffixes such as .info and .gz are not ignored.

--section=SEC

put entries in section SEC of the directory. If you specify more than one section, all the entries

are added in each of the sections.

If you don't specify any sections, they are determined

from information in the Info file itself;

if nothing is available there, the --defsection value is used; if that is not specified, the final default is "Miscellaneous".

--section R SEC

equivalent to --regex=R --section=SEC --add-once.

--silent

suppress warnings.

--test

suppress updating of DIR-FILE.

--version

display version information and exit.

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 install-info is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info and install-info programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info install-info

should give you access to the complete manual.

Referenced By

info(5), latex2man(1), texinfo(5).

March 2017 install-info 6.3 User Commands