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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
Of course, you can specify both the file and node
--node command; but don't forget to escape the open and
close parentheses and whitespace from the shell as in:
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
execute-extended-command. See section `Executing an extended command' in the GNU Emacs Manual, for more detailed
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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