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Re: Standards for INFO-DIR-SECTION names?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Standards for INFO-DIR-SECTION names?
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 09:16:59 +0200 (IST)

On Thu, 21 Feb 2002, Peter J. Farley III wrote:

> Apologies if this is not the right list to ask, but are there any 
> standards for INFO-DIR-SECTION names?

There are none AFAIK, but you can get some guidance from the file 
dir-example that comes with the Texinfo distribution.

> I noticed on my RH7.2 linux 
> setup that the info entry for many of the utility packages wind up 
> under section name "Miscellaneous" because their corresponding info 
> file has no INFO-DIR-SECTION entry.  This winds up mixing a whole bunch 
> of unrelated utilities under one section, which makes it much harder to 
> use, IMHO.

IMHO, the order and the groupings are not so important, because just 
typing "info foo" should either take you to the manual whose entry 
starts with "foo" in the DIR's menu, or complain that it doesn't find 
such an entry.

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