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Re: man vs info vs texinfo files



On 03/06/2009 03:01 AM, Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams wrote:
Sounds good, but how much CPU does it take to convert texinfo into...
something else? And does it need all of TeXlive in order to do it?

TeXlive is only used to produce "printed" documentation: i.e. pdf
files (or .dvi/.ps files in the old days).

To convert texinfo to info files or to html/xhtml./docbok
you use the makeinfo program, which is a fairly fast C program
abd doesn't any of the tex tools.

$ ls -l kawa.texi
-rw-r--r--. 1 bothner bothner 286137 2009-02-06 17:34 kawa.texi
$ time makeinfo   -I .  -o kawa.info kawa.texi
real	0m0.163s
user	0m0.134s
sys	0m0.016s
$ ls -l kawa.info*
-rw-r--r--. 1 bothner bothner   2981 2009-03-06 08:17 kawa.info
-rw-r--r--. 1 bothner bothner 281896 2009-03-06 08:17 kawa.info-1
-rw-r--r--. 1 bothner bothner  35188 2009-03-06 08:17 kawa.info-2

(The output is split into the above 3 files.)
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	--Per Bothner
per bothner com   http://per.bothner.com/


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