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       merge-info, merge and unmerge GNU Info index files


       merge-info        [OPTION ...] FILE FILE


       merge-info can merge and unmerge the GNU Info index files named 'dir'. These files are
       usally created by install-info at install time of an application, or automatically
       generated by a mkinfodir script.

       If you are installing 2 packages at two different locations, two different 'dir' files are
       created. Eg.: One in


       and one in


       This is the common case if you are using a tool like xstow(1). merge-info can handle this
       and can merge both 'dir' files and creates a new 'dir' file.


       merge-info [OPTION ...] FILE FILE

       Merge two files:

             merge-info /stow/foo/info/dir /stow/bar/info/dir

       Remove the content of a 'dir' file from another 'dir' file

              merge-info -u /stow/foo/info/dir /stow/bar/info/dir


       -dl -debug-level INT
           Set's the debug level. An unsigned integer is accepted. The default value is 0.

       -h -help
           Shows a help screen.

       -V -Version
           Displays the verion number of the XStow package. merge-info is shipped with xstow(1).

       -u -unmerge
           Unmerge instead of merge. Note: It is not possible splitting up one 'dir' file into
           two. But removing the content of one 'dir' file from the other one is possible.

       -o -outfile
           Write the resulting 'dir' file not to stdout. Write it to a given file. Since merge-
           info does not open this outfile until all the merging or unmerging stuff is done it is
           allowed that the outfile is one the source files. eg.:

               merge-info -u foo/info/dir bar/info/dir -o foo/info/dir

       -d -duplicate
           Remove duplicate entries. When merging 2 files an entry can appear in more than one
           section. If you do not wan't this, use this option.


           Same as the -debug-level option.


       merge-info was written by Martin Oberzalek <>.


       merge-info, a tool for merging GNU Info index files.

       Copyright (C) 2004-2021 by Martin Oberzalek <>

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
       the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
       version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

       This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY;
       without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
       See the GNU General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program;
       if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139,


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