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Re: Direct-hit help on specific commands with Info

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Direct-hit help on specific commands with Info
Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2008 12:31:30 +0100
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"James Youngman" <address@hidden> writes:

> 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
> useful.

Looks like your info system is misconfigured.  The coreutils info file
has a direntry section that lists all invdividual utilities as menu
entries that redirect to the respective invocation nodes in the
coreutils info file.  This direntry section is supposed to be copied (by
install-info) to the info dir file on installation.


Andreas Schwab, SuSE Labs, address@hidden
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