vi keybindings with info

info --vi-keys
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.

By: kFiddle
2009-04-11 22:10:08

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Are there actually any good info pages that anyone would want to read? Maybe back before browsers, info was a good idea, but every time I run info I feel lost in a maze because I have no desire to learn its interface. Hopefully this makes it easier...?
bwoodacre · 641 weeks and 5 days ago
I hate how GNU is always trying to cater to the "emacs smitten, fan-boys who drank some sort of coolaid to like such a terrible, overfunctional, bloated editor. I'm surprised that there's a "vi-keys" mode for it. I'd love to see more gnu commands with "--vi-keys" built in for general use.
GinoMan2440 · 641 weeks and 3 days ago
^ Emacs has a vi mode. ;)
aoeuidhtns · 492 weeks and 6 days ago
@bwoodacre: generally, info has more examples than man pages. Take a look at the info page of paste vs the man page for paste, for example.
morpheus · 371 weeks and 6 days ago

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