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Old 12-16-2003, 11:08 PM   #1
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man vs. info

I noticed the excellent way Slackware arranges
its documentation in /usr/doc.

Another thing that caught my attention is
that whenever I type "info <topic>", I get
the same as when I type "man <topic>". Does
Slackware not use info? (I was never good with
the info navigation keys, since I use vi, not

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Old 12-16-2003, 11:53 PM   #2
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If there is no info pages available, info defaults to showing the manpage in question. Try to run info without parameters to see index of documents available.
Old 12-17-2003, 12:20 AM   #3
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thank you for that, tonit.
the reason i asked is that it seemed to me slackware
had fewer info documents than the redhat i briefly used.
i guess i was wrong.


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