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RE: info: dir: No such file or directory
- To: "'Mumit Khan'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: RE: info: dir: No such file or directory
- From: "Kevin Wright" <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 12:12:03 -0700
- Cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
FYI, I fought info for a long time before I got it to work. Here is
what I found out for my cygwin installation:
to create a dir file, use gen-dir-node (in the texinfo distribution)
1. cd /usr/local/info
2. gen-dir-node /usr/local/info > dir
3. If you are using textmounts, the dir file will have ^Ms
and you will get an error:
info: Cannot find the node "Top".
To fix this, use a program such as trans to convert the file to a unix file:
trans -l dir
All info files will also have to be converted to unix files or info
won't read them properly.
Unfortunately, I don't remember where I got trans.exe from. There
should also be a dos2unix program around somewhere.
Hope I could shed some light on the subject.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com
> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Mumit Khan
> Sent: Friday, April 23, 1999 6:29 AM
> To: R. Hickling
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: info: dir: No such file or directory
> On Fri, 23 Apr 1999, R. Hickling wrote:
> > When I type 'info <anything>' I just get
> > info: dir: No such file or directory
> > Do I need an environment variable or something?
> Info needs a directory to look up the various info pages
> installed and to
> give you a choice. I'm attaching a info dir file which you can put in
> one of the standard places where info searches for dir (or
> use INFOPATH
> environment variable or use ``--directory <DIR>'' argument):
> You'll need to uncompress the dir.gz before putting it in one of the
> above directories (gunzip -v dir.gz).
http://www.delorie.com/ for on-line docs of GNU programs such as info.
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