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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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  •  14 Sep 2013 02:09

    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 13:13

    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.

    •  15 Oct 2004 21:46

    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 16:27

      No changes have been submitted for this release.

      •  04 Jun 2002 16:04

      No changes have been submitted for this release.

      RSS Recent comments

      12 May 2009 13:56 eflorac Thumbs up

      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 Thumbs up

      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 (freshmeat.net/projects...),
      which attempts to be for top what pinfo is to info (an
      improved, more interactive, replacement).

      18 Aug 2003 13:55 charliedontsurf Thumbs up

      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 Thumbs up

      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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