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Old 10-20-2007, 12:25 PM   #1
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Info files in the help system, e.g., grub


Is there a way to make help files for GNU programs such as grub and emacs available within the help system of KDE? These files are in "info" form. I can get the help via the command line, but it ought to be possible to do better than that.
 
Old 10-21-2007, 07:51 AM   #2
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I don't know if the Kde help works the same in all distros, so I'll tell you how I did it in SuSE 9.3.

Click on Control Center - Help.

When the help screen comes up, you should see in the left panel three tabs: Contents, Search, and Glossary.

Click on Contents to see what you have now in the Help Center.

Then in the Control Center menu, click on Settings - Build Search Index... To add resources to the help files.
 
Old 10-21-2007, 11:23 AM   #3
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Viewing Texinfo manuals within the help system; help for digikam

The Build Search Index window shows just one line, Application Manuals, with an empty check box. The box is empty because I already built that index. Nevertheless a Help search for grub only brings up the Unix man page with a note that for complete information you need to do info help. I'm wondering if there is a way to view the Texinfo manuals such as the one for grub within the help system. If there isn't, there should be, since a lot of critical Linux documentation is in that form.

And as an example, I tried to view the help for the KDE program digikam. If I go into the help and look at the Unix manual (easily found), I get only a man page that says how to call it and notes that for complete documentation I need to issue the command khelpcenter help:digikam, which indeed brings up the full help though with this warning:
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khelpcenter: WARNING: Main template file name is empty.
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The application manual displayed by the helpcenter itself is listed as index.html. If I click on it I get
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There is no documentation available for /file:///home/pwa/.kde/share/apps/khelpcenter/index/kde_application_manuals.tmp/index.html.
Something is clearly wrong here.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 07:33 AM   #4
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In the Konqueror adress field you can do a
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info://<info-page-like-on-command-line>
That makes it hyper-linked etc. AFAIR. Don't remember whether it's a info:// or just info:/...

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