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`.info', `-info', `/index', and `.inf'.


The MS-DOS version allows for the Info extension, such as .inf, and the short compressed file extensions, such as `.z' and `.gz', to be merged into a single extension, since DOS doesn't allow more than a single dot in the basename of a file. Thus, on MS-DOS, if Info looks for `bison', file names like `bison.igz' and `bison.inz' will be found and decompressed by gunzip.


Of course, you can specify both the file and node in a --node command; but don't forget to escape the open and close parentheses and whitespace from the shell as in: info --node "(emacs)Buffers".


Here's a short summary. C-x means press the CTRL key and the key x. M-x means press the META key and the key x. On many terminals th META key is known as the ALT key. SPC is the space bar. The other keys are usually called by the names imprinted on them.


M-x is also a command; it invokes execute-extended-command. See section `Executing an extended command' in the GNU Emacs Manual, for more detailed information.


Some people are used to calling these operations cut and paste, respectively.


Due to the limitations of DOS filesystems, the MS-DOS version of Info looks for a file `_info' instead. If the HOME variable is not defined, Info additionally looks in the current directory.


This file is named `_infokey' in the MS-DOS version, and is looked for in the current directory if HOME is undefined.

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