[Ilugc] [Tips] Getting Information on Commands
rajasuperman at gmail.com
Mon Aug 30 23:16:02 IST 2010
On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 6:23 PM, Girish Venkatachalam
<girishvenkatachalam at gmail.com> wrote:
> info was supposed to be a man replacement.
> But it never got there.
Not really. man only provides a brief explanation of
commands/function-calls/etc while info provides
supplemental information which go far beyond man pages.
Eg. "man gcc" and "info gcc"
pinfo is a friendly replacement to info. Uses a lynx
style interface instead of Emacs style.
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