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MAKEINFO(1)			 User Commands			   MAKEINFO(1)

NAME
       makeinfo - translate Texinfo documents

SYNOPSIS
       makeinfo [OPTION]... TEXINFO-FILE...

DESCRIPTION
       Translate  Texinfo  source  documentation  to various other formats, by
       default Info files suitable for reading online with Emacs or standalone
       GNU Info.

   General options:
       --error-limit=NUM
	      quit after NUM errors (default 100).

       --force
	      preserve output even if errors.

       --help display this help and exit.

       --no-validate
	      suppress node cross-reference validation.

       --no-warn
	      suppress warnings (but not errors).

       --reference-limit=NUM
	      warn about at most NUM references (default 1000).

       -v, --verbose
	      explain what is being done.

       --version
	      display version information and exit.

   Output format selection (default is to produce Info):
       --docbook
	      output Docbook XML rather than Info.

       --html output HTML rather than Info.

       --xml  output Texinfo XML rather than Info.

       --plaintext
	      output plain text rather than Info.

   General output options:
       -E, --macro-expand FILE
	      output  macro-expanded  source  to FILE.	ignoring any @setfile‐
	      name.

       --no-headers
	      suppress node separators, Node: lines, and menus from Info  out‐
	      put  (thus  producing  plain  text) or from HTML (thus producing
	      shorter output); also, write to standard output by default.

       --no-split
	      suppress splitting of Info or HTML  output,  generate  only  one
	      output file.

       --number-sections
	      output chapter and sectioning numbers.

       -o, --output=FILE
	      output to FILE (directory if split HTML),

   Options for Info and plain text:
       --enable-encoding
	      output  accented	and special characters in Info output based on
	      @documentencoding.

       --fill-column=NUM
	      break Info lines at NUM characters (default 72).

       --footnote-style=STYLE
	      output footnotes in Info according to STYLE: `separate'  to  put
	      them in their own node; `end' to put them at the end of the node

	      in which they are defined (default).

       --paragraph-indent=VAL
	      indent  Info  paragraphs	by  VAL spaces (default 3).  If VAL is
	      `none', do not indent;  if  VAL  is  `asis',  preserve  existing
	      indentation.

       --split-size=NUM
	      split Info files at size NUM (default 300000).

   Options for HTML:
       --css-include=FILE
	      include FILE in HTML <style> output; read stdin if FILE is -.

   Options for XML and Docbook:
       --output-indent=VAL
	      indent  XML  elements  by	 VAL spaces (default 2).  If VAL is 0,
	      ignorable whitespace is dropped.

   Input file options:
       --commands-in-node-names
	      allow @ commands in node names.

       -D VAR define the variable VAR, as with @set.

       -I DIR append DIR to the @include search path.

       -P DIR prepend DIR to the @include search path.

       -U VAR undefine the variable VAR, as with @clear.

   Conditional processing in input:
       --ifdocbook
	      process @ifdocbook and @docbook even if not generating Docbook.

       --ifhtml
	      process @ifhtml and @html even if not generating HTML.

       --ifinfo
	      process @ifinfo even if not generating Info.

       --ifplaintext
	      process @ifplaintext even if not generating plain text.

       --iftex
	      process @iftex and @tex; implies --no-split.

       --ifxml
	      process @ifxml and @xml.

       --no-ifdocbook
	      do not process @ifdocbook and @docbook text.

       --no-ifhtml
	      do not process @ifhtml and @html text.

       --no-ifinfo
	      do not process @ifinfo text.

       --no-ifplaintext
	      do not process @ifplaintext text.

       --no-iftex
	      do not process @iftex and @tex text.

       --no-ifxml
	      do not process @ifxml and @xml text.

	      Also, for the --no-ifFORMAT  options,  do	 process  @ifnotFORMAT
	      text.

	      The  defaults  for  the @if... conditionals depend on the output
	      format: if generating HTML, --ifhtml is on and  the  others  are
	      off;  if generating Info, --ifinfo is on and the others are off;
	      if generating plain text, --ifplaintext is on and the others are
	      off; if generating XML, --ifxml is on and the others are off.

EXAMPLES
       makeinfo foo.texi
	      write Info to foo's @setfilename

       makeinfo --html foo.texi
	      write HTML to @setfilename

       makeinfo --xml foo.texi
	      write Texinfo XML to @setfilename

       makeinfo --docbook foo.texi
	      write DocBook XML to @setfilename

       makeinfo --no-headers foo.texi
	      write plain text to standard output

	      makeinfo	--html	--no-headers  foo.texi write html without node
	      lines, menus makeinfo --number-sections  foo.texi	   write  Info
	      with    numbered	  sections    makeinfo	 --no-split   foo.texi
	      write one Info file however big

REPORTING BUGS
       Email bug reports to bug-texinfo@gnu.org, general questions and discus‐
       sion	 to	 help-texinfo@gnu.org.	    Texinfo	home	 page:
       http://www.gnu.org/software/texinfo/

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright © 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.	There is NO  warranty.
       You  may	 redistribute this software under the terms of the GNU General
       Public License.	For more information  about  these  matters,  see  the
       files named COPYING.

SEE ALSO
       The  full documentation for makeinfo is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
       If the info and makeinfo programs are properly installed at your	 site,
       the command

	      info makeinfo

       should give you access to the complete manual.

makeinfo 4.8			 December 2004			   MAKEINFO(1)
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