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Re: man vs info vs texinfo files



On Thu, 2009-03-05 at 23:36 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-03-05 at 15:37 -0800, Per Bothner wrote:
> > Fedora (and GNU systems in general) should stop shipping info files,
> > and should instead ship the texinfo source files.  The makeinfo
> > program will convert texinfo files into html or docbook, as well
> > as old-fashioned info.  Html or docbook is much nicer - you can
> > use non-monospace fonts (for the body), and the text can be
> > re-flowed to fit the window.  Also, indexes and cross-references
> > can take you to a precise location, rather than just a node.
> 
> Interesting idea. Is there any reason why this wouldn't work?

Are we then going to require people to use elinks or w3m to view them,
plus expect them to know where the HTML pages are stored in the first
place?

No, the far more sane option is to fix info or pinfo so that it catches
SIGWINCH and reflows as necessary.

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Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams <ivazqueznet gmail com>

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