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Re: Online copies of textinfo content available?




On Friday, October 26, 2018 05:39:55 PM Brian wrote:
> On Fri 26 Oct 2018 at 15:13:20 -0500, Dennis Wicks wrote:
> > Richard Owlett wrote on 10/26/18 9:41 AM:
> > > 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.
> > 
> > I agree, and I have found a lot of info "complete manual"s
> > to be exactly like the man page!
> 
> Please give an example.

I'm not the OP, and I don't have an example at hand, but I can vouch for the 
same thing, man pages and info containing the same information, modulo looking 
a little different.

It's probably been 15 years since I bothered looking at an info page -- maybe 
there are no more duplicate man and info pages -- but I don't believe that.