Re: Info sucks?
> Hamish Moffatt <email@example.com> 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).
Buddha Buck firstname.lastname@example.org
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