info is lightyears ahead of
man in terms of features, with sub-pages, clickable links, topic-spanning search, clean html- and latex-export and efficient interactive navigation.
But man pages are still the de-facto standard for getting quick information on a GNU/Linux system.
This guide intends to help you change that for your system. It needs GNU texinfo >= 6.1.
Update: If you prefer vi-keys, adjust the function to call
info --vi-keysinstead of plain
info. You could then call that function
I wanted to name Transcom Regions in my plots by passing their names to the command-line tool, but I only had their region-number and a lookup dictionary in Python. To avoid tampering with the tool, I needed to translate the dictionary to a bash function, and thanks to the case statement it was much simpler than I had expected.
This is the original dictionary:
These are the notes to a short tutorial I gave to my working group as part of our groundwork group meetings. Some parts here require GNU Bash.