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pinfo

Pinfo is a hypertext info file viewer with a user interface similar to lynx. It is based on curses/ncurses, and can handle info pages as well as man pages. It also features regexp searching and user-defined colors/keys.

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  •  13 Sep 2013 09:51

    Release Notes: Fixes issue with handling of suspend/resume and character input. Move variable declarations to the start of a block to accommodate non-gcc compilers.

    •  16 Mar 2006 21:13

      Release Notes: Updated and added translations. Nodes containing a "." are now correctly found. Non-ASCII man pages are displayed correctly. The history behavior of the search input line has been improved. Broken tag tables are now automatically fixed. This release will not segfault when a broken regexp is entered. It fixes a number of segfaults and heap corruptions, a lot of path searching issues, text display on narrow terminals, highlighting of searches, and some memory leaks. It has better cooperation between ncurses and readline.

      •  16 Oct 2004 04:46

        Release Notes: New node detection algorithms for man and info files were provided. The search prompt now has a default item. A couple of minor bugfixes were made.

        •  11 May 2003 23:27

          No changes have been submitted for this release.

          •  04 Jun 2002 20:04

            No changes have been submitted for this release.

            Recent comments

            12 May 2009 13:56 eflorac

            At last info documentation finally makes sense :)

            23 Dec 2005 20:48 chaoticthought

            Problem with bold text on man pages


            This looks like a great utility; It's a definite
            alternative to GNU info, but I'm having
            trouble with the man functionality:
            boldface text looks like this:


            ^[[1mNAME^[[0m

            It's like it's not interpreting the ANSI escape
            codes; I'm using the framebuffer console; not sure
            if that matters. Also, the color looks fine on
            hyperlinks and info pages.

            14 May 2004 15:17 LodeRunner

            It is also excellent to view manpages.


            In GoboLinux, we added a wrapper function so that man
            redirects to 'pinfo -m'. Yes, it's *that* good.


            Pinfo was one of the main inspirations for me to write
            htop (http://freshmeat.net/projects/htop/),
            which attempts to be for top what pinfo is to info (an
            improved, more interactive, replacement).

            18 Aug 2003 13:55 charliedontsurf

            thank you thank you thank you
            BTW, thank you. emacs/info blows. I couldn't agree more with all the previous coments. This is the first comment I've ever made on freshmeat. That's how happy this utility made me.

            02 Jan 2003 04:36 VadimC

            Re: Request

            > Very, very nice program. I definitely
            > recomend it to everybody. The only
            > feature I cannot seem to get is
            > copy/paste in X11


            Ok I figured it out. Turns out you have to press Shift-key while selecting with mouse

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