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show top-level dir menu

info info

show the general manual for Info readers

info info-stnd

show the manual specific to this Info program

info emacs

start at emacs node from top-level dir

info emacs buffers

start at buffers node within emacs manual

info --show-options emacs

start at node with emacs’ command line options

info --subnodes -o out.txt emacs

dump entire manual to out.txt

info -f ./

show file ./, not searching dir


Read documentation in Info format.


-k, --apropos=STRING

look up STRING in all indices of all manuals.

-d, --directory=DIR



remember user keystrokes in FILENAME.

-f, --file=FILENAME

specify Info file to visit.

-h, --help

display this help and exit.


go to node pointed by index entry STRING.

-n, --node=NODENAME

specify nodes in first visited Info file.

-o, --output=FILENAME

output selected nodes to FILENAME.

-R, --raw-escapes

output "raw" ANSI escapes (default).


output escapes as literal text.


read initial keystrokes from FILENAME.

-O, --show-options, --usage

go to command-line options node.


recursively output menu items.


use vi-like and less-like key bindings.


display version information and exit.

-w, --where, --location

print physical location of Info file.

The first non-option argument, if present, is the menu entry to start from; it is searched for in all ’dir’ files along INFOPATH. If it is not present, info merges all ’dir’ files and shows the result. Any remaining arguments are treated as the names of menu items relative to the initial node visited.

For a summary of key bindings, type h within Info.


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