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Re: Information not on relavant man page - where to find on WEB?

On 04/10/2013 10:05 PM, Bob Proulx wrote:
> Linux-Fan wrote:
>> Often the info-pages do not give any additional details (I have just
>> verified this for "dpkg-scanpackages" where both info and manpage seemed
>> equal after a quick glance).
> Uhm...  Are you sure you were looking at info pages?  AFAIK the
> dpkg-dev package which includes dpkg-scanpackages does not provide any
> info pages.  It only provides man pages.  I think you must have been
> looking at the man page in the info viewer which falls back to man
> pages if no info pages are present.

You are right, I have just checked it again and saw a line stating
"--Info: (*manpages*)dpkg-scanpackages, 87 lines --Top--". I did not
know that info silently falls back to manpages if no info pages are

> I think this entire subthread talking about info pages is a red
> herring and off the scent of looking for dpkg-scanpackages
> documentation.
> Bob


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