Emacs: View Info Page

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

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:

Search keys:

Help keys:

2 great commands for searching info is:

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 first call universal-argumentCtrl+u】 then infoCtrl+h i】. Emacs will prompt for a path.

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