Where is the info viewer?

Kurt Hackenberg kh at panix.com
Wed Sep 11 16:48:49 UTC 2019

>> >From /usr/src/UPDATING:
> 20150102:
>>          The GNU texinfo and GNU info pages have been removed.
>>          To be able to view GNU info pages please install texinfo from ports.
>> Herbert
> Better than the user-unfriendly GNU info is pinfo, in FreeBSD ports category misc.

As a workaround, you can also use Emacs. C-h i browses the info tree 
that comes with Emacs. With a numeric argument (eg C-u C-h i), it asks 
for the pathname of an info file. Handy if you use Emacs anyway.

I agree that if the base system includes info files, it should include a 
reader. However, /usr/local/share/info is not part of the base system; 
that's ports/packages. My current system doesn't have /usr/share/info.

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