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       install-info - create or update entry in Info dir file


       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  creates, updates or removes entries in the Info 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 (e.g.
              "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 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 (e.g.  "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 to 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 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.

              If the --section option is not specified, install-info will look
              for  a  title in the Info file itself by looking for an entry of
              the form

              INFO-DIR-SECTION title

              If no section title is found,  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 better 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/share/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 word-wrapping 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 already has an entry in the Info dir
              file, 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  Info  dir

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


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


       Copyright 1994 Ian Jackson

       This is free software; see the GNU General Public Licence version 2  or
       later for copying conditions. There is NO WARRANTY.