[linux] Recommend an info->anything_readable converter

Aaron Grewell AGrewell at uwb.edu
Mon Oct 17 11:05:08 PDT 2005


If you have KDE available, go to Konqueror and type info:/topicname into
the address bar. It will then show the info page as though it were an
HTML page. This also works with man, and is much more fun than the CLI
info reader.

On Mon, 2005-10-17 at 10:39 -0700, Jonathan Nicol wrote:

> Hi Ethan,

>

> I found this in Gentoo Portage:

>

> http://info2html.sourceforge.net/

>

> I haven't tried it myself.

>

> --Jonathan

>

>

> Quoting Ethan Merritt <merritt at u.washington.edu>:

>

> > Google has failed me :-(

> >

> > Given that "info" has got to be the most user unfriendly

> > documentation tool ever invented, and also given that

> > some packages provide only *.info files as documetation,

> > I really want a tool to convert *.info files into something

> > readable. I don't much care what that is - plain text or

> > a man page seems the most likely, but html would be OK.

> >

> > Can anyone recommend an info2something filter?

> >

> > Google only turned up a little known tool info2pod.

> > I tried that after downloading from the home web site,

> > but it didn't work.

> >

> > --

> > Ethan A Merritt merritt at u.washington.edu

> > Biomolecular Structure Center

> > Mailstop 357742

> > University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195

> >

>

>




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