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Direct-hit help on specific commands with Info

From: James Youngman
Subject: Direct-hit help on specific commands with Info
Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2008 11:15:27 +0000

I note that (for example) the commands "info paste" and "info
coreutils paste" produce quite different results.    The former brings
up a manpage on my system and the latter brings up the Info
documentation for the coreutils program "paste".  The latter is more

The fact that info falls back on a manpage is a good thing, but where
there is Info documentation on the very thing the user wants help on,
it would be good to present that instead.  Is there a simple way we
could do that?

The current system has some other surprises too, for example "info co"
brings up the GNU coreutils manual, not the GNU RCS manual. That might
be a harder and less useful problem to crack, though.


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