Emacs: View Info Page

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Emacs has extensive documentation, in a format called Texinfo. The Texinfo document has a tree structure, and allow embedded links, similar to HTML.

To view info doc, start emacs, then, Alt+x infoCtrl+h i】. Once you are in the Info doc, you can use the mouse or keyboard to navigate.

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Info Mode Keys

Here's most useful info keys:


Link navigation:

Page navigation:



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Open a Info File in Info Mode

If you have a info file that's not listed in the index, you can open it in info by Alt+x universal-argument then infoCtrl+h i】. Emacs will prompt for a path.