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A Practical Guide to Linux® Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming, Third Edition by Mark G. Sobell

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info: Displays Information About Utilities

The textual info utility (www.gnu.org/software/texinfo/manual/info) is a menu-based hypertext system developed by the GNU project (page 3) and distributed with Linux. It includes a tutorial on itself (give the command info info) and documentation on many Linux shells, utilities, and programs developed by the GNU project. Figure 2-2 shows the screen that info displays when you give the command info coreutils (the coreutils software package holds the Linux core utilities).

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Figure 2-2. The initial screen displayed by the command info coreutils

Tip: man and info display different information

The info utility ...

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