info - read Info documents


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


Read documentation in Info format.


-k, --apropos=STRING
 look up STRING in all indices of all manuals.
-d, --directory=DIR
 remember user keystrokes in FILENAME.
-f, --file=FILENAME
 specify Info file to visit.
-h, --help display this help and exit.
 go to node pointed by index entry STRING.
-n, --node=NODENAME
 specify nodes in first visited Info file.
-o, --output=FILENAME
 output selected nodes to FILENAME.
-R, --raw-escapes
 output "raw" ANSI escapes (default).
 output escapes as literal text.
 read initial keystrokes from FILENAME.
-O, --show-options, --usage
 go to command-line options node.
 recursively output menu items.
--vi-keys use vi-like and less-like key bindings.
 display version information and exit.
-w, --where, --location
 print physical location of Info file.
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.


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
 start at buffers node within emacs manual
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 ./
 show file ./, not searching dir


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