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The infamous missing or screwed up info dir file.
- From: Earnie Boyd <earnie_boyd at yahoo dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 07:17:04 -0500
- Subject: The infamous missing or screwed up info dir file.
I'm for just abolishing this file. Get rid of it altogether. Just `rm
-f /usr/info/dir'. The reason is obvious. Having it causes many
members of this list problems. The answer to all questions concerning
info and no dir file is `info --file=/usr/info/info'. With this I never
have a problem with the dir file being wrong or missing. With this I
always find the info file I need. I don't need a menu file of files. I
just need to know which package the binary came from and if it's a FSF
GNU program then --version will give that to me if I don't already know
Don't depend on the dir file.
Use the --file=/usr/info/foo option.
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