texinfo-4.5: description + notes

Texinfo is a documentation system that uses a single source file to produce both online information and printed output. This means that instead of writing two different documents, one for the on-line help or other on-line information and the other for a typeset manual or other printed work, you need write only one document. When the work is revised, you need revise only one document.

You can read the on-line information, known as an "Info file", with an Info documentation-reading program. Try M-x info in emacs, or the info command. If info or emacs has trouble locating an info file there are a couple things to try:

  1. Verify that the .info files exist in /usr/freeware/info.
  2. Make sure your INFOPATH contains /usr/freeware/info.
  3. Check to see if /usr/freeware/info/dir contains an entry for the info file. If it doesn't, then please file a bug against the package and ask your system administrator to run /usr/freeware/bin/gen-dir-node and save the output in /usr/freeware/info/dir.

The Texinfo web site has more information.

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