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I'm not sure if it's a default behavior everywhre, but if 'info' (btw. the command is 'info ls', not 'ls info'..) can't find or access the info page, it probably shows the man page instead. This happens to loads of pages, and is one reason why I just prefer using 'man'. If you are certain that the info page that you should be seeing with 'info ls' is there, but you can't view it, start finding out why. Is it in the correct place, and does it have correct permissions?
Sorry I can't help much more with this, but like I said, I don't use info pages that much..I don't think they're as good as man-pages, the user interface, links and all just make it more difficult to see the document as a whole. Anyway.
Looks like the /usr/info/dir file installed from the texinfo package is out of date. Looking at the source for this package the slackbuild script copies a dir file dated 2002. I rebuilt my dir file as follows.
for file in $(ls *gz); do install-info $file dir; done
I've sent Pat an email so it will hopefully be fixed in the next release.
Read documentation in Info format. <<<<<<here
man - format and display the on-line manual pages
If you do a 'info man' read the top portion. Another way to see the format difference for the documentation. The idea behind 'info' is to give the user the means to work within the documentation. 'Man' just formats and displays the man pages.