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info foo |less
2013-09-12 16:49:08
Functions: info
Tags: less info
0

This command is similar to the above, but is much simpler to remember. Sure, it's isn't as precise as the parent command, but most people aren't going to remember those --flags anyways unless you stick it into your .bashrc on every single system that you manage.

info --subnodes -o - <item> | less
2013-06-11 01:23:23
Functions: info
Tags: less info
4

This makes GNU info output menu items recursively and pipe its contents to less, allowing one to use GNU info in a manner similar to 'man'.

sudo lshw -C network
rtfm() { help $@ || info $@ || man $@ || $BROWSER "http://www.google.com/search?q=$@"; }
2011-01-05 21:26:51
Functions: info man
Tags: man info google
9

Some commands have more information on 'info' than in the man pages

info gpg |less
2010-07-01 23:44:15
Functions: gpg info
Tags: less info
1

I like man pages, and I like using `less(1)` as my pager. However, most GNU software keeps the manual in the 'GNU Texinfo' format, and I'm not a fan of the info(1) interface. Just give me less.

This command will print out the info(1) pages, using the familiar interface of less!

alias info='info --vi-keys'
2010-02-16 16:35:17
User: eightmillion
Functions: alias
Tags: alias info
3

I use this alias in my bashrc. The --vi-keys option makes info use vi-like and less-like key bindings.

info --vi-keys
2009-04-11 22:10:08
User: kFiddle
Functions: info
8

Info has some of the worst keybindings I've ever seen. Being a vim user, I attribute that to emacs influence. Use the --vi-keys option to use some of the vi keybindings, although this won't change all the keybindings. Use the "infokey" program to have more control over info keybindings.

yelp info:foo