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Linux in a Nutshell, 6th Edition by Robert Love, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever, Arnold Robbins

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Name

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 or /usr/local/share/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 or /usr/share/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.

--help

Display brief help message and exit.

--index-search string

Display node pointed to by index entry string.

-k string, --apropos string

Search all info topics for string and display the results.

-n node, --node node

Display specified node in the info file.

-o file, --output file

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

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