[texhax] problem with info command

Randolph J. Herber herber at dcdrjh.fnal.gov
Thu Aug 26 16:48:25 CEST 2004

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>Subject: Re: [texhax] problem with info command
>To: Sebastian Luque <sluque at mun.ca>
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>brock at llamakc:~$ ls -l /usr/info
>lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 10 Mar 27 17:14 /usr/info -> share/info
>brock at llamakc:~$ ls -l /usr/man
>ls: /usr/man: No such file or directory
>brock at llamakc:~$ which man
>brock at llamakc:~$ ls -l /usr/bin/man
>lrwxr-xr-x  1 root root 17 Aug 23 17:22 /usr/bin/man -> ../lib/man-db/man
>brock at llamakc:~$

>i guess this is interesting.  I've never really looked at this before.  if
>it's looking for info at /usr/bin/info, just make a symlink to it.  do a

>which info

>to find out where it is (mine's at /usr/info which is a symlink to
>/usr/share/info, and so is yours, i gather), just do a

>ln -s /usr/share/info /usr/bin/info

>root will have to do this.  Oh, and i sometimes get the order backwards.
>i think this is right, but if it says it already exists, then switch em
>around (that's how I know, anyway).

>I hope this solves your problem



	The order is simple to remember: think of it as a move (mv)
	or a copy (cp).  In many UNIX-like operating systems, mv, cp
	and ln are the same executable with several links (names).

	BTW, you probably want: ln -sf /usr/share/info /usr/bin/info
	assuming the executable is /usr/share/info and the new, desired
	name is /usr/bin/info.

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