install-info - update info/dir entries


   install-info [OPTION]... [INFO-FILE [DIR-FILE]]


   Add  or  remove  entries in INFO-FILE from the Info directory DIR-FILE.
   INFO-FILE  and  DIR-FILE  are  required  unless  the   --info-file   or
   --dir-file (or --info-dir) options are given, respectively.


          add only to first matching section, not all.

          start description of new entries at column COL.

          format  second  and  subsequent  description  lines  to start at
          column COL.

          report what is being done.

          delete existing  entries  for  INFO-FILE  from  DIR-FILE;  don't
          insert any new entries.

          like  --section, but only use TEXT if no sections are present in
          INFO-FILE (replacing "Miscellaneous").

          the description of the entry  is  TEXT;  used  with  the  --name
          option to become synonymous with the --entry option.

          specify  file  name  of Info directory file; equivalent to using
          the DIR-FILE argument.

          same as --test.

          insert  TEXT  as  an  Info  directory  entry,   overriding   any
          corresponding  entry  from DIR-FILE.  TEXT is written as an Info
          menu item line followed

   by zero or more extra lines starting with whitespace.
          If you specify more than one entry, all are added.  If you don't
          specify any entries, they are determined

          from information in the Info file itself.

   --help display this help and exit.

          same as --dir-file=DIR/dir.

          specify  Info  file  to  install in the directory; equivalent to
          using the INFO-FILE argument.

          same as --entry=TEXT.

          do not replace entries, or remove empty sections.

   --maxwidth, --max-width=COL
          wrap description at column COL.

          same as --name=TEXT.

          the name of the entry is TEXT; used with --description to become
          synonymous with the --entry option.

          do not format new entries in the DIR file.

          suppress warnings.

          put  this  file's entries in all sections that match the regular
          expression R (ignoring case).

          same as --delete.

          only remove if the info file name matches exactly; suffixes such
          as .info and .gz are not ignored.

          put  entries  in  section  SEC of the directory.  If you specify
          more than one section, all the entries

   are added in each of the sections.
          If you don't specify any sections, they are determined

   from information in the Info file itself;
          if nothing is available there, the --defsection value  is  used;
          if that is not specified, the final default is "Miscellaneous".

   --section R SEC
          equivalent to --regex=R --section=SEC --add-once.

          suppress warnings.

   --test suppress updating of DIR-FILE.

          display version information and exit.


   Email   bug  reports  to,  general  questions  and
   discussion to
   Texinfo home page:


   Copyright © 2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc.   License  GPLv3+:  GNU
   GPL version 3 or later <>
   This  is  free  software:  you  are free to change and redistribute it.
   There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


   The full documentation for install-info  is  maintained  as  a  Texinfo
   manual.   If  the info and install-info programs are properly installed
   at your site, the command

          info install-info

   should give you access to the complete manual.


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