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       makeinfo - translate Texinfo documents

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

       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 @setfile-

              suppress node separators, Node: lines, and menus from Info  out-
              put  (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 50000).

   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

       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

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

       Copyright  (C)  2002  Free  Software Foundation, Inc.  There is NO war-
       ranty.  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.

       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 4.3                     November 2002                     MAKEINFO(1)