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shell function to make gnu info act like man.

Terminal - shell function to make gnu info act like man.
myinfo() { info --subnodes -o - $1 | less; }
2010-02-16 13:09:32
User: bartonski
Functions: info
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shell function to make gnu info act like man.

For those who hate navigating info pages, a shell function which will dump the contents to stdout, then page it through less, thus acting like 'man'.

Alternatives

There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
alias info='info --vi-keys'
2010-02-16 16:35:17
User: eightmillion
Functions: alias
Tags: alias info
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I use this alias in my bashrc. The --vi-keys option makes info use vi-like and less-like key bindings.

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What others think

Thank you so much, I really hate gnu info and wish all of gnu's documentation was exhaustive in man pages but unfortunately, gnu has made a really dumb decision yet again forcing us to work around their travesty!

Comment by GinoMan2440 260 weeks and 4 days ago

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