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Re: Fwd: INFO issues
- From: Ken Brown <kbrown at cornell dot edu>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 02 Sep 2013 20:29:27 -0400
- Subject: Re: Fwd: INFO issues
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On 9/2/2013 11:36 AM, Thiers Botelho wrote:
I'm a new user of CygWin and a former user of some Linux distros.
I'm having the following issue with the 'info' command:
info: dir: No such file or directory
I did some searches, but really... searching stuff where 'info' is the
keyword is bound to, and DOES, return a lot of useless 'info'...
I've searched the CygWin mailing list; what I've got is the
not-so-clear suspicion that I need to 'install' something. Here are
the closest leads I've got - they're 13 years old:
### this guy had the same issue I'm having.
### then this guy suggested running some kind of hand-made script (not
really meaningful to me) around the install-info command (which indeed
exists in my CygWin folder)
### and this other guy suggested using command 'gen-dir-node' (which I
didn't find in my CygWin build).
So what I'd like to know is, are there any clear instructions
somewhere about how to make the 'info' command work properly under
There's a postinstall script called 'update-info-dir.sh' which is
supposed to get run automatically by setup.exe to create the info
directory. If this didn't happen for some reason, you can run it
manually. (Look for it in /etc/postinstall.) In case you don't have
it, here are the contents:
rm -f /usr/info/dir.info /usr/share/info/dir.info /usr/info/dir
for d in /usr/info /usr/share/info; do
for f in $d/*; do
case "$f" in
install-info --quiet $f /usr/share/info/dir ||
install-info --quiet --entry="* $$f ($f): $$f" $$f /usr/share/info/dir
done >/dev/null 2>&1
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