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Re: Online copies of textinfo content available?




On Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 09:41:54AM -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:
Many man pages end with:
The full documentation for Ed is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info > and XYZ programs are properly installed at your site, the command

   info XYZ

should give you access to the complete manual.

I have problems with that.
1. I don't want to install unneeded packages just to find out whether or
  not the package might be useful.
2. The info output has an annoying format. A browser acceptable format
  {plain text fine --  HTML *NOT* needed} is MUCH more functional.

see
https://www.gnu.org/software/ed/manual/ed_manual.html

The coreutils manpages have switched to saying something like
      Full documentation at: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/ls>
      or available locally via: info '(coreutils) ls invocation'

You could file a wishlist for other projects to do something similar. I think most (all?) of the GNU docs are available as above, and I don't know many projects that use info and aren't GNU.

Mike Stone