makeinfo



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NAME

       makeinfo - translate Texinfo documents


SYNOPSIS

       makeinfo [OPTION]... TEXINFO-FILE...


DESCRIPTION

       Translate  Texinfo  source  documentation  to various other formats, by
       default Info files suitable for reading online with Emacs or standalone
       GNU Info.

   General options:
       --error-limit=NUM
              quit after NUM errors (default 100).

       --force
              preserve output even if errors.

       --help display this help and exit.

       --no-validate
              suppress node cross-reference validation.

       --no-warn
              suppress warnings (but not errors).

       --reference-limit=NUM
              warn about at most NUM references (default 1000).

       -v, --verbose
              explain what is being done.

       --version
              display version information and exit.

   Output format selection (default is to produce Info):
       --docbook
              output Docbook XML rather than Info.

       --html output HTML rather than Info.

       --xml  output Texinfo XML rather than Info.

       --plaintext
              output plain text rather than Info.

   General output options:
       -E, --macro-expand FILE
              output  macro-expanded  source  to FILE.  ignoring any @setfile-
              name.

       --no-headers
              suppress node separators, Node: lines, and menus from Info  out-
              put  (thus  producing  plain  text) or from HTML (thus producing
              shorter output); also, write to standard output by default.

       --no-split
              suppress splitting of Info or HTML  output,  generate  only  one
              output file.

       --number-sections
              output chapter and sectioning numbers.

       -o, --output=FILE
              output to FILE (directory if split HTML),

   Options for Info and plain text:
       --enable-encoding
              output  accented  and special characters in Info output based on
              @documentencoding.

       --fill-column=NUM
              break Info lines at NUM characters (default 72).

       --footnote-style=STYLE
              output footnotes in Info according to STYLE: ‘separate’  to  put
              them in their own node; ‘end’ to put them at the end of the node

              in which they are defined (default).

       --paragraph-indent=VAL
              indent Info paragraphs by VAL spaces (default  3).   If  VAL  is
              ‘none’,  do  not  indent;  if  VAL  is ‘asis’, preserve existing
              indentation.

       --split-size=NUM
              split Info files at size NUM (default 300000).

   Options for HTML:
       --css-include=FILE
              include FILE in HTML <style> output; read stdin if FILE is -.

   Options for XML and Docbook:
       --output-indent=VAL
              indent XML elements by VAL spaces (default 2).   If  VAL  is  0,
              ignorable whitespace is dropped.

   Input file options:
       --commands-in-node-names
              allow @ commands in node names.

       -D VAR define the variable VAR, as with @set.

       -I DIR append DIR to the @include search path.

       -P DIR prepend DIR to the @include search path.

       -U VAR undefine the variable VAR, as with @clear.

   Conditional processing in input:
       --ifdocbook
              process  @ifdocbook and @docbook even if not generating Docbook.

       --ifhtml
              process @ifhtml and @html even if not generating HTML.

       --ifinfo
              process @ifinfo even if not generating Info.

       --ifplaintext
              process @ifplaintext even if not generating plain text.

       --iftex
              process @iftex and @tex; implies --no-split.

       --ifxml
              process @ifxml and @xml.

       --no-ifdocbook
              do not process @ifdocbook and @docbook text.

       --no-ifhtml
              do not process @ifhtml and @html text.

       --no-ifinfo
              do not process @ifinfo text.

       --no-ifplaintext
              do not process @ifplaintext text.

       --no-iftex
              do not process @iftex and @tex text.

       --no-ifxml
              do not process @ifxml and @xml text.

              Also, for the --no-ifFORMAT  options,  do  process  @ifnotFORMAT
              text.

              The  defaults  for  the @if... conditionals depend on the output
              format: if generating HTML, --ifhtml is on and  the  others  are
              off;  if generating Info, --ifinfo is on and the others are off;
              if generating plain text, --ifplaintext is on and the others are
              off; if generating XML, --ifxml is on and the others are off.


EXAMPLES

       makeinfo foo.texi
              write Info to foo’s @setfilename

       makeinfo --html foo.texi
              write HTML to @setfilename

       makeinfo --xml foo.texi
              write Texinfo XML to @setfilename

       makeinfo --docbook foo.texi
              write DocBook XML to @setfilename

       makeinfo --no-headers foo.texi
              write plain text to standard output

              makeinfo  --html  --no-headers  foo.texi write html without node
              lines, menus makeinfo --number-sections  foo.texi    write  Info
              with    numbered    sections    makeinfo   --no-split   foo.texi
              write one Info file however big


REPORTING BUGS

       Email bug reports to bug-texinfo@gnu.org, general questions and discus-
       sion      to      help-texinfo@gnu.org.      Texinfo     home     page:
       http://www.gnu.org/software/texinfo/


COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  There is NO  warranty.
       You  may  redistribute this software under the terms of the GNU General
       Public License.  For more information  about  these  matters,  see  the
       files named COPYING.


SEE ALSO

       The  full documentation for makeinfo is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
       If the info and makeinfo programs are properly installed at your  site,
       the command

              info makeinfo

       should give you access to the complete manual.



makeinfo 4.8                     December 2004                     MAKEINFO(1)

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