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Manual Reference Pages  -  TEXI2HTML (1)


texi2html - a Texinfo to HTML converter




texi2html [options] file


Texi2html converts the given Texinfo file to a set of HTML files. It tries to handle most of the Texinfo commands. It creates hypertext links for cross-references, footnotes...

Texi2html may furthermore use latex2html to generate HTML (code and/or images) for @math and @iftex tags (see the --l2h option).

Texi2html creates several files depending on the contents of the Texinfo file and on the chosen options (see FILES).

The HTML files created by texi2html are in general closer to TeX than to Info. Using init files (see the --init-file option), other styles or output formats may be selected.


Options may be abbreviated to th shortests unique prefix. The following is only an incomplete list of the available options:
--help [1|2] Print usage instructions and list the most important, all relevant, or all recognised (including obsolete) command-line options, and exit.
--split chapter|section|node
  Split the output into several HTML files (one per main chapter/section or node).
--ifinfo --iftex --ifxml --ifplaintext --ifhtml
  Expand @ifinfo, @iftex and @tex, @ifxml and @xml, @ifplaintext, @ifhtml and @html regions, and don’t expand @ifnot corresponding regions (default: ifhtml).
--no-ifinfo --no-iftex --no-ifxml --no-ifplaintext --no-html
  Don’t expand @ifinfo, @iftex, @ifxml, @ifplaintext regions and expand @ifnot corresponding regions.
-I dir Append dir to the directory list searched for included files.
-P dir Prepend dir to the directory list searched for included files.
--l2h Use latex2html for content of @math and @tex tags. Content must be such that both, latex and tex, can translate it correctly. I.e., no tex-only constructs must be used.
--css-include file
  Use css file file.
--init-file file
  Load init file file (see also FILES).
--document-language lang
  Use lang as document language.
--macro-expand file
  output macro expanded source in file.
--no-menu Don’t show the Texinfo menus; by default they are shown.
--no-number Don’t number the sections.
--use-nodes Use nodes for sectionning.
--prefix Use as prefix for output files, instead of basename.
--node-files Produce one file per node for cross references.
--l2h-l2h prog Use prog as latex2html program (default latex2html). Program must be executable.
--l2h-init file
  Use file as latex2html init file. file should be used to specify in which way latex2html handles mathematical expressions and formulas.

--l2h-tmp dir Use dir as tmp dir for latex2html. This directory (resp. its path) must not contain a dot (i.e., a ".").
--l2h-clean remove all intermediate files generated by latex2html (prevents caching!)
--l2h-skip Do not really run latex2html. Use (kept) files of previous runs, instead.
--verbose Give a verbose output.
--version Print version and exit.


Initialisation options are read first from /usr/local/share/texi2html/Config (the exact location being changeable with the --datadir=dir option to the configure script), then from /usr/local/etc/texi2html/Config (the exact location being changeable with the --sysconfdir=dir option to the configure script), then from ./Config, from $HOME/.texi2html/Config, and from any command-line options including --init-file options; with later settings overriding earlier ones.

By default texi2html my creates the following files (foo being the name of the Texinfo file):
foo_toc.html The table of contents (if @contents is present).
foo.html The document’s contents or the Top element.
foo_fot.html The footnotes (if any).
foo_abt.html An help section.
foo_l2h_img* Images generated by latex2html (if any).
When used with the --split option, it creates several files (one per chapter or node), named foo_n.html (n being the index of the chapter or node), and the foo.html file contains the Top element.

Otherwise it creates only one file: foo.html


This is texi2html version 5.0, 30 June 2010.


Texi2html was originally written by is Lionel Cons, CERN IT/DIS/OSE, Over time, many other people around the net contributed to this program. It was maintained by Olaf Bachmann,, and is now maintained by Derek Price.


The latest version of this program, as well as support in the form of mailing lists with archives, bug tracking, documentation, and other tools can be found at:


Copyright © 1999-2005 Patrice Dumas <>,
Derek Price <>,
Adrian Aichner <>,
& others.

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 file named COPYING.


GNU Texinfo Documentation Format
World Wide Web (WWW), HyperText Markup Language (HTML)


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