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MERGE-INFO(1)		     XStow Reference Guide		 MERGE-INFO(1)

NAME
       merge-info, merge and unmerge GNU Info index files

SYNOPSIS
       merge-info	 [OPTION ...] FILE FILE

DESCRIPTION
       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

		 /stow/foo/usr/local/info/dir

       and one in

		 /stow/bar/usr/local/info/dir

       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.

USAGE
       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

OPTIONS
       -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).

       -C -no-curses
	   Do not detect the terminal width by using curses.

       -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.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
       XSTOW_DEBUG_LEVEL
	   Same	as the -debug-level option.

       XSTOW_USE_CURSES
	   Same	as the -no-curses option.

	   In previous versions	xstow tried detecting the terminal width and
	   height, by default at the startup routine. Even if this value is
	   only	used by	the help screen. The result was:

	       $ TERM="" xstow
	       Error opening terminal: unknown.

	   The error message is	reported by the	ncurses	lib. This can cause
	   problems if you wan't start xstow as	a cron job.  Now xstow tries
	   detecting the terminal width	not in it's startup, but when the help
	   screen is printed out. As an	extra option you can set the
	   environment variable	XSTOW_USE_CURSES="0" this will tell xstow not
	   using curses	anyway.

	   merge-info has the same behaviour.

AUTHORS
       merge-info was written by Martin	Oberzalek <kingleo@gmx.at>.

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

       Copyright (C) 2004-2005 by Martin Oberzalek <kingleo@gmx.at>

       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, USA.

SEE ALSO
       info(1) install-info(1) xstow(1)

XStow 1.0.2			  2014-04-06			 MERGE-INFO(1)

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