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Re: Online copies of textinfo content available?




On Fri 26 Oct 2018 at 13:20:36 -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:

> On Friday 26 October 2018 10:41:54 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.
> 
> But one never knows what the next keypress will do, so anyplace it 
> says "info" sub it to be "pinfo" which shows you the same data, but has 
> a sensible interface.
> 
> > I have problems with that.
> 
> Figures, its Richard  O. :)
> 
> > 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.
> 
> Agreed, a good man page is the best. I've no clue why there seems to be 
> an aversion to a man page that has to be scrolled to read it all. All of 
> us have up/down arrows on our keyboards, and 99% have a mouse wheel, so 
> there is no excuse that holds water to not put it all in the man 
> page. "man bash" if you man page authors want to see what a real man 
> page looks like.

An excellent man page. Intended for masochists and those who have all
the time in the world to read and absorb it. :)

-- 
Brian.