ODOC: info

info – Read documentation in Info format.


Apart from Man pages, some commands and applications come with a detail manual pages, called info pages, which is in info format. This info command provides Menu, Search, Cross-Referance and many other facilities.


$ info — List all info pages available in the system.

$ pinfo — Curses based lynx-style info browser.

$ info emacs — Show Emacs info page. (See man emacs, to feel the difference)

Read: info info, info pinfo

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