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info(1,5,n)(1)                                                                info(1,5,n)(1)



NAME
       info(1,5,n) - GNU's hypertext system

SYNOPSIS
       info(1,5,n) [ --option-name option-value ] nu-item...

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 1989, 1993 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

DESCRIPTION
       The  GNU  project  has  a hypertext system called Info which allows the
       same source file(1,n) to be either printed as  a  paper  manual,  or  viewed
       using  info.  It is possible to use the info(1,5,n) program from inside Emacs,
       or to use the stand-alone version(1,3,5) described  here.   This  manual  page
       gives a brief summary of its capabilities.


OPTIONS
       --directory directory-path
              Add  directory-path to the list of directory paths searched when
              info(1,5,n) needs to find a file.  You may issue  --directory  multiple
              times.   Alternatively, you may specify a value for the environ-
              ment variable INFOPATH; if(3,n) --directory is not given,  the  value
              of INFOPATH is used.  The value of INFOPATH is a colon separated
              list of directory names.  If you do not supply  either  INFOPATH
              or --directory-path, info(1,5,n) uses a default path.

       -f filename
              Specify  a particular info(1,5,n) file(1,n) to visit.  By default, info(1,5,n) vis-
              its the file(1,n) dir; if(3,n) you use this option, info(1,5,n) will  start  with
              (FILENAME)Top as the first file(1,n) and node.

       -n nodename
              Specify a particular node to visit in(1,8) the initial file(1,n) that info(1,5,n)
              loads.  This is especially useful in(1,8)  conjunction  with  --file.
              You may specify --node multiple times.

       -o file(1,n)
              Direct  output  to  file(1,n) instead of starting an interactive info(1,5,n)
              session.

       -h     Produce a relatively brief description  of  the  available  info(1,5,n)
              options.

       --version
              Print the version(1,3,5) information of info(1,5,n) and exit.

       menu-item
              info(1,5,n)  treats its remaining arguments as the names of menu(3x,n,n tk_menuSetFocus) items.
              The first argument is a menu(3x,n,n tk_menuSetFocus) item in(1,8) the initial  node  visited,
              while the second argument is a menu(3x,n,n tk_menuSetFocus) item in(1,8) the first argument's
              node.  You can easily move(3x,7,3x curs_move) to the node of your choice by  speci-
              fying  the menu(3x,n,n tk_menuSetFocus) names which describe the path to that node.  For
              example,

              info(1,5,n) emacs buffers

              first selects the menu(3x,n,n tk_menuSetFocus) item emacs in(1,8) the node (dir)Top, and then
              selects the menu(3x,n,n tk_menuSetFocus) item buffers in(1,8) the node (emacs)Top.

COMMANDS
       When in(1,8) info(1,5,n) the following commands are available:

       h      Invoke the Info tutorial.

       ?      Get a short summary of info(1,5,n) commands.

       h      Select  the info(1,5,n) node from the main directory; this is much more
              complete than just using ?.

       Ctrl-g Abort whatever you are doing.

       Ctrl-l Redraw the screen.

       Selecting other nodes:

       n      Move to the "next" node of this node.

       p      Move to the "previous" node of this node.

       u      Move to this node's "up" node.

       m      Pick a menu(3x,n,n tk_menuSetFocus) item specified by name. Picking a menu(3x,n,n tk_menuSetFocus)  item  causes
              another  node to be selected. You do not need to type a complete
              nodename; if(3,n) you type a few letters and then a space or tab info(1,5,n)
              will  try  to  fill  in(1,8) the rest of the nodename. If you ask for
              further completion without typing any more characters you'll  be
              given a list of possibilities; you can also get the list with ?.
              If you type a few characters and then hit return info(1,5,n)  will  try
              to  do  a completion, and if(3,n) it is ambigous use the first possi-
              bility.

       f      Follow a cross reference. You are asked for the name of the ref-
              erence, using command completion as for m.

       l      Move to the last node you were at.

       Moving within a node:

       Space  Scroll forward a page.

       DEL    Scroll backward a page.

       b      Go to the beginning of this node.

       Advanced commands:

       q      Quit info.

       1      Pick first item in(1,8) node's menu.

       2 -- 5 Pick second ... fifth item in(1,8) node's menu.

       g      Move to node specified by name.    You may include a filename as
              well, as (FILENAME)NODENAME.

       s      Search through this info(1,5,n) file(1,n) for a specified string(3,n), and select(2,7,2 select_tut)
              the node in(1,8) which the next occurrence is found.

       M-x print-node
              Pipe the contents of the current node through the command in(1,8) the
              environment variable INFO_PRINT_COMMAND.  If the  variable  does
              not exist, the node is simply piped to lpr.

ENVIRONMENT
       INFOPATH
              A  colon-separated list of directories to search for info(1,5,n) files.
              Used if(3,n) --directory is not given.

       INFO_PRINT_COMMAND
              The command used for printing.

SEE ALSO
       emacs(1)

AUTHOR
              Brian Fox, Free Software Foundation
              bfox@ai.mit.edu

MANUAL AUTHOR
              Robert Lupton; updated by Robert J. Chassell.
              rhl@astro.princeton.edu; bob@gnu.ai.mit.edu



                               7th December 1990                       info(1,5,n)(1)

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