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info2man

info2man converts GNU info files to pod or -man formats. GNU info can be a pain as it demands its own special pager, it's a binary format, it's cruder than HTML and less documented, and most GNU- authored manual entries basically say "we like info so we don't maintain this manual entry, thus it is probably wrong". info2man thus converts info files so that they can be read by ordinary tools.

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  •  28 Jan 2003 09:24

    No changes have been submitted for this release.

    •  29 Nov 2001 00:03

      Release Notes: Addition of missing cs::DEBUG in the tarball, and recognition of bzip2-compressed info pages.

      •  27 Nov 2001 08:52

        No changes have been submitted for this release.

        Recent comments

        29 Nov 2001 02:22 cameron

        Re: Not binary
        They use \037 as a delimiter. Last I looked that wasn't a text character.

        29 Nov 2001 02:12 enberg

        Not binary
        Info pages are not binary. They're far more readable than man pages if you're stuck without a viewer.

        27 Nov 2001 23:12 cameron

        Re: Excellent idea

        Too bad most, if not all GNU
        applications now only include info files
        or outdated man pages.


        Yeah. I actually wrote these tools to use in my own "man"
        command so that I can say "man info-topic" much like any
        other man entry.

        BTW, GNU Binutils
        now uses a script called texi2pod.pl and
        pod2man.

        Yep - my man command uses pod2man | nroff to produce
        the stuff to page after conversion with info2pod.

        27 Nov 2001 22:37 fredlwm

        Excellent idea
        Too bad most, if not all GNU applications now only include info files or outdated man pages. BTW, GNU Binutils now uses a script called texi2pod.pl and pod2man.

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