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Manual Reference Pages  -  MAKEINFO (1)

NAME

makeinfo - translate Texinfo documents

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Examples
Copyright

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 @setfilename.
--no-headers
  suppress node separators, Node: lines, and menus from Info output (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 discussion 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.
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