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Re: info goto node with dot

From: Norbert Preining
Subject: Re: info goto node with dot
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2006 22:55:06 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.3.28i

On Fre, 27 Jan 2006, Karl Berry wrote:
>     Something related: The most puzzling, even for me, error/bug/strangeness
>     is that info jumps to the man page of "top" when you enter
>             info ./notexistingfile
>     instead of going to the top node or giving an error message ;-)
> Unrelated.  Isn't it wonderful behavior?  Explanation:
> - info tries to find the top node to search for notexistingfile;
> - then that search fails;
> - there is no info page for top;
> - so it falls back to searching for the man page for top.
> Yes, this is a silly bug.  I've never mustered enough interest to fix it.
> Shame on me.

Well, I wouldn't call it a silly bug, more a correct behaviour, even if
it is not really expected ;-)

Best wishes


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