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       install-info - update info/dir entries

       install-info [OPTION]...	[INFO-FILE [DIR-FILE]]

       Add  or	remove	entries	in INFO-FILE from the Info directory DIR-FILE.
       INFO-FILE  and  DIR-FILE	 are  required	unless	the   --info-file   or
       --dir-file (or --info-dir) options are given, respectively.

	      add only to first	matching section, not all.

	      start description	of new entries at column COL.

	      format  second and subsequent description	lines to start at col-
	      umn COL.

	      report what is being done.

	      delete existing entries for INFO-FILE from DIR-FILE;  don't  in-
	      sert any new entries.

	      like  --section, but only	use TEXT if no sections	are present in
	      INFO-FILE	(replacing "Miscellaneous").

	      the description of the entry is TEXT; used with the  --name  op-
	      tion to become synonymous	with the --entry option.

	      specify  file  name  of Info directory file; equivalent to using
	      the DIR-FILE argument.

	      same as --test.

	      insert TEXT as an	Info directory entry,  overriding  any	corre-
	      sponding	entry  from DIR-FILE.  TEXT is written as an Info menu
	      item line	followed

       by zero or more extra lines starting with whitespace.
	      If you specify more than one entry, all are added.  If you don't
	      specify any entries, they	are determined

	      from information in the Info file	itself.

       --help display this help	and exit.

	      same as --dir-file=DIR/dir.

	      specify Info file	to install in the directory; equivalent	to us-
	      ing the INFO-FILE	argument.

	      same as --entry=TEXT.

	      do not replace entries, or remove	empty sections.

       --maxwidth, --max-width=COL
	      wrap description at column COL.

	      same as --name=TEXT.

	      the name of the entry is TEXT; used with --description to	become
	      synonymous with the --entry option.

	      do not format new	entries	in the DIR file.

	      suppress warnings.

	      put  this	 file's	entries	in all sections	that match the regular
	      expression R (ignoring case).

	      same as --delete.

	      only remove if the info file name	matches	exactly; suffixes such
	      as .info and .gz are not ignored.

	      put  entries  in	section	 SEC of	the directory.	If you specify
	      more than	one section, all the entries

       are added in each of the	sections.
	      If you don't specify any sections, they are determined

       from information	in the Info file itself;
	      if nothing is available there, the --defsection value  is	 used;
	      if that is not specified,	the final default is "Miscellaneous".

       --section R SEC
	      equivalent to --regex=R --section=SEC --add-once.

	      suppress warnings.

       --test suppress updating	of DIR-FILE.

	      display version information and exit.

       Email bug reports to, general questions and discus-
       sion to
       Texinfo home page:

       Copyright (C) 2019 Free Software	Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:  GNU
       GPL version 3 or	later <>
       This  is	 free  software:  you  are free	to change and redistribute it.
       There is	NO WARRANTY, to	the extent permitted by	law.

       The full	documentation for install-info is maintained as	a Texinfo man-
       ual.   If  the info and install-info programs are properly installed at
       your site, the command

	      info install-info

       should give you access to the complete manual.

install-info 6.7		September 2019		       INSTALL-INFO(1)


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