info [options] [topics]

Info files are arranged in a hierarchy and can contain menus for subtopics. When entered without options, the command displays the top-level information 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 information 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.


--apropos string

Looks up string in all manual indices.

-d directories, --directory directories

Search directories, a colon-separated list, for information files. If this option isn’t 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.

-h, --help

Display brief help.

--index-search= string

Go to node pointed to by index entry string.

-n node, --node node

Display specified node in the information file.

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

Don’t remove ANSI escapes from manpages.

-o file, --output file

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

-R, --raw-escapes

Don’t remove ANSI escapes from manpages.

--restore= file

When starting, execute keystrokes in file.


Display subtopics recursively.


Display version.


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