[links-list] Re: development ideas [type-ahead find]

Matt Ackeret mattack at vax.hanford.org
Mon Nov 25 10:40:02 PST 2002


On Sun, 24 Nov 2002, Per Bothner wrote:

>Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2002 00:36:07 -0800
>From: Per Bothner <per at bothner.com>
>Reply-To: links-list at linuxfromscratch.org
>To: links-list at linuxfromscratch.org
>Subject: [links-list] Re: development ideas [type-ahead find]
>
>I would be nice to have 'm' as a prefix character for Mozilla-style
>type-ahead find.  This would be compatible with the info program.
>
>More generally, it would be nice to retire the info file format
>as well as the info program.  info is the old GNU documentation
>browser that uses the info file format, which is generated from
>a texinfo file using makeinfo.  Note I'm not talking about
>necessarily dropping the texinfo format, but having it generate
>html instead - which is alredy implemented and widely used.
>
>One virtue that the info program has over a browers like links
>is that info has a convenient user interface for both browsing
>*and* sequential reading.  links is nice, but for browsing
>manuals info is nicer.  However, I don't think it would take
>much to surpass info.

There is a program, called pinfo, that is a lynx-like info reader.
It also reads regular man pages.

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