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       install-info - create or update entry in Info directory


       install-info [--version] [--help] [--debug] [--maxwidth=nnn] [--section
       regexp title] [--infodir=xxx] [--align=nnn] [--quiet] [--menuentry=xxx]
       [--description=xxx] [--remove | --remove-exactly ] [--] filename


       install-info  makes,  updates or removes entries in the Info directory,
       the dir file.  When updating or creating entries, if no description  is
       specified  on the command line or in the Info file it attempts to guess
       a description from the contents of the file.

       See the description of the --section option for details  of  where  the
       entry  will  be  placed and a description of the expected format of the
       dir file.

       [--] filename
              Gives the filename of the Info file whose menu entry  is  to  be
              created,  updated or removed.  If --remove-exactly is specified,
              then filename should be the exact entry name to be removed (i.e.
              "emacs-20/emacs"  or  "gcc"),  otherwise  the  basename  of this
              filename is used as the referent of  the  menu  entry  which  is
              created,  unless  there’s  an  overriding  START-INFO-DIR  entry
              inside the given file.  This file must therefore  exist  (or  be
              about  to be installed, or have previously existed when removing
              an entry) in the  same  directory  as  the  dir  file  (see  the
              --infodir option).

              If  filename  ends  in  .gz  it  is  taken  to  refer  to a file
              compressed  with  GNU  gzip;  if  it  doesn’t   exist,   but   a
              corresponding filename.gz does, the latter is used instead.

              When  adding or updating entries the file must exist at the path
              specified (possibly with an additional .gz extension).

              Specifies that the entry for the file filename is to be removed;
              by default entries are created or updated.

              If  the  removal results in a section becoming empty the section
              heading (and the spare blank line)  will  be  removed  as  well,
              unless  this  is  the  last section in the file or --keep-old is
              specified.  See the  --section  option  for  details  about  the
              expected format of the dir file.

              If there are several suitable entries in the dir file only those
              in the first matching contiguous group will be removed  and  the
              others silently ignored.

              It  is  not  an  error for no suitable entry to be found, though
              install-info will issue a warning unless the --quiet option  was

              When  --remove is specified the --maxwidth, --align and --calign
              formatting options are silently ignored.

              This option is essentially the  same  as  --remove  except  that
              filename  is taken as the exact entry to be removed, rather than
              as the name of an existing file.  This  can  be  important  when
              trying   to   remove   entries  that  refer  to  info  files  in
              subdirectories (i.e.  "emacs-20/emacs")  because  --remove  will
              operate  on  the  basename of the given filename rather than the
              exact name given.  (i.e.  --remove "emacs-20/emacs" would  cause
              install-info to look for "emacs", not "emacs-20/emacs").

       --section regexp title
              Specifies  that,  if  a  new  entry  is to be made, it should be
              placed in a section of the dir file whose title matches  regexp.
              If no such section exists one will be created as the second last
              section in the file (see below), with title title.  A section is
              a  part of the dir menu delimited by blank lines; the first line
              is assumed to be the title.

              If a new entry is to be created  install-info  will  attempt  to
              insert  it  within the section according in alphabetic order; if
              the entries  in  the  section  aren’t  already  sorted  the  new
              location within the section will be unpredictable.  The order of
              existing entries will not be changed.

              The default is to append new entries to the  end  of  the  file.
              The  last  section  (even if it only consists of the title line)
              should always exist, to ensure that new sections are created  in
              the  right place.  The final section should be titled to reflect
              the fact that Info files with no more  well  specified  location
              are appended to it.

              If  there  is already an entry for the Info file being installed
              it is replaced in situ with the new entry.

              If a section is specified when removing an entry the section  is
              ignored and a warning is issued.

              If  a  section  is  requested  when adding an entry but the file
              contains no section  headings  at  all  then  install-info  will
              create both the requested section and a Miscellaneous section at
              the end of the file.

              Specifies that the dir file is, and the installed  copy  of  the
              new  Info  file  was,  is  or  will  be located in infodir.  The
              default is /usr/info.

       --align=nnn [deprecated]
              Specifies that the first  line  of  the  description  should  be
              indented  at least nnn characters; extra spaces will be added as
              required.  If necessary because of the length of  the  dir  menu
              entry details it may be offset more.  The default is 27.

       --calign=nnn [deprecated]
              Specifies   that   the   second  and  subsequent  lines  of  the
              description should be indented at  least  nnn  characters.   The
              default is 29.

       --maxwidth=nnn [deprecated]
              Specifies that the maximum width for the Info file is nnn.  This
              is used when wordwrapping the descriptive text.  The default  is

              Prevents  the usual display of the new menu entry just before it
              is inserted, and of the messages announcing the replacement  and
              removal  of  existing  entries  and the creation and deletion of

       --help Causes install-info to display its usage information and exit.

              Causes  install-info  to  display  its  version  and   copyright
              information and exit.

              Specifies  that  the  description to use after the menu entry in
              new or updated entries be xxx.  The default is to  use  the  the
              value  specified  in  the  Info  file  itself;  this is found by
              searching for a section of the form
              * Auto-PGP: (auto-pgp). PGP under GNU Emacs.

              If the entry found  in  the  Info  file  itself  extends  across
              several  lines,  each giving a menu entry, the text found in the
              file is used verbatim.  In this  case  the  alphabetic  ordering
              scheme is turned off, and the entries are inserted at the top of
              section in question.  In this case the --menuentry,  --maxwidth,
              --align, --calign  and --menuentry options are ignored.

              If  there  is  no  dir entry in the file the program will try to
              find a paragraph early in the file starting this file documents.
              It will capitalise the first character of the remainder, and use

              It is an error for none of these methods to yield a description.

              If a description argument is given when --remove is specified it
              is ignored and a warning is issued.

              Specifies that the entry in the menu should be xxx.  The default
              is  to  use the the value specified in the Info file itself.  If
              this is not present the basename of the Info file is  used  (any
              .info  is deleted, and the entry is made mixed case).  See above
              for details of the format expected for the  menu  entry  in  the
              Info file.

              When  removing  entries the value of the --menuentry option must
              match the actual menu entry field in the menu item to be removed
              (case  not  significant).  If --menuentry is omitted no check on
              the menu entry is done.

              Inhibits the replacement of existing entries and the removal  of
              empty sections.

              If the file being installed alreay has an entry in the directory
              the old entry will be left alone instead of being replaced;  the
              default  is  to  overwrite  any  old  entry found with the newly
              generated one.

              If --remove is specified --keep-old will prevent the removal  of
              the  section heading which would otherwise happen if the section
              is made empty by the removal.

       --test Enables test mode, which inhibits the update  of  the  directory

              Enables  debugging  mode,  in which the results of some internal
              processing steps are shown.


       emacs(1), info(1), gzip(1)


       Copyright 1994, Ian Jackson.  install-info is free  software;  see  the
       GNU  General  Public Licence version 2 or later for copying conditions.
       There is no warranty.