[linux] Recommend an info->anything_readable converter

Jonathan Nicol jnicol at backnine.org
Mon Oct 17 12:55:32 PDT 2005


Here is an Info plugin for vi:
http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=21

--Jonathan


Quoting Phillip Garland <pgarland at u.washington.edu>:


> Texinfo (the text processor that outputs Info files) also supports

> outputting to HTML, XML, DocBook, PDF, DVI, and plain text. If you

> have the texinfo package installed, and the texinfo sources for your

> documentation, you should be able to generate those formats by using

> the `makeinfo', `texi2dvi', or `texi2pdf' commands. See the

> documentation for texinfo and those commands for details,

>

> but generally its just a matter of doing something like:

>

> makeinfo --html foo.texi

>

> or

>

> texi2pdf foo.texi

>

> Nobody needs another man vs. info or emacs vs. the universe debate,

> but I prefer info documentation because it integrates well with emacs

> (although the woman mode for reading man pages is also very nice), is

> searchable hypertext, has a hierarchal structure, and an index and a

> table of contents

>

> ~Phillip

>

> On Mon, 17 Oct 2005, Ethan Merritt wrote:

>

>> 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

>>

>

> --

> "The best way to predict the future is to invent it." --Alan Kay

>

>

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