(info-stnd) Miscellaneous Commands
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GNU Info contains several commands which self-document GNU Info:
Read the name of an Info command in the echo area and then display
a brief description of what that command does.
Read a key sequence in the echo area, and then display the name and
documentation of the Info command that the key sequence invokes.
Read the name of a variable in the echo area and then display a
brief description of what the variable affects.
Read the name of an Info command in the echo area, and then display
a key sequence which can be typed in order to invoke that command.
<F1> (on DOS/Windows only)
h, vi-like operation
Create (or Move into) the window displaying `*Help*', and place a
node containing a quick reference card into it. This window
displays the most concise information about GNU Info available.
<M-h>, vi-like operation
Try hard to visit the node `(info)Help'. The Info file
`info.texi' distributed with GNU Info contains this node. Of
course, the file must first be processed with `makeinfo', and then
placed into the location of your Info directory.
Here are the commands for creating a numeric argument:
Start (or multiply by 4) the current numeric argument. `C-u' is a
good way to give a small numeric argument to cursor movement or
scrolling commands; `C-u C-v' scrolls the screen 4 lines, while
`C-u C-u C-n' moves the cursor down 16 lines. `C-u' followed by
digit keys sets the numeric argument to the number thus typed:
`C-u 1 2 0' sets the argument to 120.
<1>, vi-like operation
<M-2> ... <M-9>
<2> ... <9>, vi-like operation
<0>, vi-like operation
Add the digit value of the invoking key to the current numeric
argument. Once Info is reading a numeric argument, you may just
type the digits of the argument, without the Meta prefix. For
example, you might give `C-l' a numeric argument of 32 by typing:
C-u 3 2 C-l
M-3 2 C-l
To make a negative argument, type `-'. Typing `-' alone makes a
negative argument with a value of -1. If you continue to type
digit or Meta-digit keys after `-', the result is a negative
number produced by those digits.
`-' doesn't work when you type in the echo area, because you need
to be able to insert the `-' character itself; use `M--' instead,
if you need to specify negative arguments in the echo area.
`C-g' is used to abort the reading of a multi-character key
sequence, to cancel lengthy operations (such as multi-file searches) and
to cancel reading input in the echo area.
<C-u>, vi-like operation
Cancel current operation.
The `q' command of Info simply quits running Info. Under
`--vi-keys' ( --vi-keys), you can also exit with `:q' or `ZZ'.
`:q', vi-like operation
`ZZ', vi-like operation
Exit GNU Info.
If the operating system tells GNU Info that the screen is 60 lines
tall, and it is actually only 40 lines tall, here is a way to tell Info
that the operating system is correct.
Read a height value in the echo area and set the height of the
displayed screen to that value.
On MS-DOS/MS-Windows, this command actually tries to change the
dimensions of the visible screen to the value you type in the echo area.
Finally, Info provides a convenient way to display footnotes which
might be associated with the current node that you are viewing:
<ESC C-f> (`show-footnotes')
Show the footnotes (if any) associated with the current node in
another window. You can have Info automatically display the
footnotes associated with a node when the node is selected by
setting the variable `automatic-footnotes'.
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