Re: man vs info
Matus UHLAR - fantomas <email@example.com> writes:
> On 14.03.07 08:35, Mike McClain wrote:
> > In man pages written by the FSF I see this advisory:
> > SEE ALSO
> > The full documentation for sync is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If
> > the info and sync programs are properly installed at your site, the
> > command
> > info coreutils sync
> Which sucks, because it's likely to be section/node "sync invocation" in
> coreutils info doc. However I don't like "info" viewer and even if pinfo is
> nice alternative, it does not support its syntax in format of
> "pinfo document start_of_section_string", you must use
> "pinfo coreutils --node "sync invocation" instead.
> So, documents which refer to "info" completely ignores the fact that users
> may use alternative to info, which does not support its command line syntax.
> I haven't asked FSF about this yet, not filled a bugreport to all of their
You should look at the dhelp and dwww packages and see if you like
either of them (I prefer dwww). They both provide browser access to
the man pages, info files, and the /usr/share/doc/* documentation.
Carl Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org