Make info pages much less painful

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The pinfo package makes info pages much more bearable. It is a ncurses-based POSIX utility for viewing info and man pages using lynx style keyboard shortcuts and rendering. Links are highlighted blue, the current location of your cursor is red. Navigating and searching are easy. Worth the install.

By: atoponce
2009-03-30 10:05:56

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I dig. Works great with alias man='pinfo ' which is now heading to my ever-larger .bashrc
clockworkavian · 698 weeks and 1 day ago
I have the following clause at the end of the debian manpage for tar burned into my brain: "The GNU folks, in general, abhor man pages, and create info documents instead."
bwoodacre · 698 weeks and 1 day ago
seofox · 38 weeks and 3 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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