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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       makeinfo - translate Texinfo documents

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

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

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

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

   General options:
	      quit after NUM errors (default 100).

	      preserve output even if errors.

       --help display this help and exit.

	      suppress node cross-reference validation.

	      suppress warnings (but not errors).

	      warn about at most NUM references (default 1000).

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

	      display version information and exit.

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

       --html output HTML rather than Info.

       --xml  output Texinfo XML rather than Info.

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

	      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.

	      suppress splitting of Info or HTML  output,  generate  only  one
	      output file.

	      output chapter and sectioning numbers.

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

   Options for Info and plain text:
	      output  accented	and special characters in Info output based on

	      break Info lines at NUM characters (default 72).

	      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).

	      indent Info paragraphs by VAL spaces (default  3).   If  VAL  is
	      `none',  do  not	indent;  if  VAL  is `asis', preserve existing

	      split Info files at size NUM (default 300000).

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

   Input file options:
	      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:
	      process @ifhtml and @html even if not generating HTML.

	      process @ifinfo even if not generating Info.

	      process @ifplaintext even if not generating plain text.

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

	      process @ifxml and @xml.

	      do not process @ifhtml and @html text.

	      do not process @ifinfo text.

	      do not process @ifplaintext text.

	      do not process @iftex and @tex text.

	      do not process @ifxml and @xml 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    [Toc]    [Back]

       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    [Toc]    [Back]

       Email bug reports to bug-texinfo@gnu.org, general questions and discussion
	to     help-texinfo@gnu.org.	  Texinfo      home	 page:

COPYRIGHT    [Toc]    [Back]

       Copyright  (C)  2003  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    [Toc]    [Back]

       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 4.6			   June 2003			   MAKEINFO(1)
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