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Re: Info sucks?

> Hamish Moffatt <hamish@debian.org> wrote:
> > The keys are completely non-intuitive. I have read the help; two hours
> > later, I cannot remember how to use info. It takes significant effort
> > to learn anything which is non-intuitive. emacs is similarly
> > counter-intuitive, which is why I use nvi.
> Here's how I use info:
> info ______     (to bring up whatever I want)
> Control-s ____  (to locate stuff more specifically)
> 		control-s again to go to next instance
> 		escape to stop searching (or just about any nonprintable key)
> space           (to scroll)
> pageup          (to go back within a page)
> l               (to go back if I've scrolled across a page boundary)
> arrow keys      to go to a specific reference
> enter           to follow a reference I'm on
> q               to quit

To this, I add 
  m _____         to select a particular menu item.

I know of g ____, but I so rarely use it, it isn't important to me.

I didn't know of l (but it seems very useful, it'll even go back after 
you've followed a reference.  It's like the left-arrow key in Lynx).

> Ok, sometimes I use tab, which means roughly the same thing as
> it does in lynx...

Tab does that in lynx?  Neat!  (I didn't know about tab more than 
completion for m ____ in info).

> -- 
> Raul

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