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Linux in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition by Aaron Weber, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever

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info

Synopsis

                  `info [options] [topics]

GNU hypertext reader. Display online documentation previously built from Texinfo input. Info files are arranged in a hierarchy and can contain menus for subtopics. When entered without options, the command displays the top-level info file (usually /usr/local/info/dir). When topics are specified, find a subtopic by choosing the first topic from the menu in the top-level info file, the next topic from the new menu specified by the first topic, and so on. The initial display can also be controlled by the -f and -n options. If a specified topic has no info file but does have a manpage, info displays the manpage; if there is neither, the top-level info file is displayed.

Options

-d directories, --directory directories

Search directories, a colon-separated list, for info files. If this option is not specified, use the INFOPATH environment variable or the default directory (usually /usr/local/info).

--dribble file

Store each keystroke in file, which can be used in a future session with the --restore option to return to this place in info.

-f file, --file file

Display specified info file.

-n node, --node node

Display specified node in the info file.

-o file, --output file

Copy output to file instead of displaying it at the screen.

--help

Display brief help.

--restore file

When starting, execute keystrokes in file.

--subnodes

Display subtopics.

--version

Display version.

--vi-keys

Use vi-like key bindings.

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