Re: End of Documentation Discussion
firstname.lastname@example.org (Karl M. Hegbloom) writes:
> >>>>> "John" == John Goerzen <email@example.com> writes:
> John> * GNU Info has an awkward interface and is difficult to
> John> search. It is also nearly impossible to print an entire
> John> manual from the files in the info directory.
> Difficult to search? Did you read its help page at all? ('?' in the
> standalone version, 'h' inside one of the emacsen.) Press 's', and
> enter a search string/regexp, and *bang*, you're there. You can call
I much prefer a grep-style output, listing the line (and possibly the
context) of each hit. That way, I know immediately which ones are
relevant instead of having to continually reposition through the document.
> Why print it? :-) If you want a printed copy, you start with the
> texinfo source, and make a dvi from it.
Sometimes a printed manual is much easier to work from than an
How do I make a dvi from the stuff installed into /usr/info? AFAIK,
that is not possible...
> I think that TeXinfo is better thought out, by people with far
> greater experience, than Linuxdoc SGML is.
There is a sgml2info program.
> It can't be that hard to learn, either. If you can write a program,
> you can write texinfo.
John Goerzen | Running Debian GNU/Linux (www.debian.org)
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