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Re: Online copies of textinfo content available?




On Fri 26 Oct 2018 at 10:46:12 (-0500), Richard Owlett wrote:
> *Are online copies of textinfo content available?*
> 
> 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 posted this question to debian-user@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx .
> The replies totally ignored my primary question and reason I asked
> [emphasized in this copy].

Well, you sold me two dummies. I took them hook, line and sinker
(to mix metaphors).

> Side question:
> Could I have made any clearer what information I was looking for?

Yes. Put/repeat the question in the email body. At least you didn't do
what some people do: begin the body half way through the sentence that
was started in the Subject line.

But my answer to (1) still stands. Unfortunately, your spelling means
that any suitable answers may be displaced from the first page by
"textinfo" hits because that's an unrelated topic.

Cheers,
David.