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Old 01-30-2010, 01:28 PM   #1
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INFO command vs. MAN pages ....


'Info' problem.

Hi. Man Pages use to stand: "complete manual is in an info doc format" or smthng. "If you have 'xxx' and info programs correctly installed, you should be able to see it."

Well. Iīve got properly installed dozens of programs and Info as well AND I just canīt see anything more than *manpages* of most programs.
Iīve also reinstalled info program.

Suggestions?
I understood that info files are in a docbook format. Am I right?

Thanks, in advance.
 
Old 01-30-2010, 01:56 PM   #2
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Not sure, just take a look at them and see.

You can run manpath to get the locations of all your man pages.
 
Old 01-30-2010, 02:07 PM   #3
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Info pages are usually viewed in a terminal, just run info, see what happens.
 
Old 01-31-2010, 07:10 AM   #4
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Hi, thx for replying.

I thought that I was clear: I get MANPAGES instead of INFO pages.... in terminal windows, of course.

I know that thereīs much more tips and knowledge on those info pages.

...
Thanks again. Please help!
 
Old 01-31-2010, 07:21 AM   #5
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If you're using KDE, the info pages can be accessed by clicking on Help, and scrolling down.
 
Old 05-08-2010, 05:40 PM   #6
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....Iīm still getting the same... (man pages instead info pages)

I get to know that in
/usr/share/....
there is some files that INFO DOES shows their contents.

Question is: How can i re-install those files that INFO reads?

Donīt remember their extension... but i think they are zipped (i guess).

THANKS!
 
Old 05-08-2010, 06:09 PM   #7
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Indeed many info pages have the same content of the manual pages. It is just another format to display them by means of different applications or to print them out in a number of formats using texinfo utilities.

The info source files are located in directories specified by the INFOPATH environment variable, e.g.
Code:
$ echo $INFOPATH
/usr/local/info:/usr/share/info:/usr/info
Almost all GNU applications provide an info page, usually placed in /usr/share/info. In my opinion one of the most useful is
Code:
$ info date
which provides many more information than the manual page. Look at it and see if its content is different from "man date".
 
  


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