May 26, 2018
Tk script to read GNU “info” files and display them
tkInfo is a tk script to read GNU “info” files and display them. tkInfo can be used stand alone via WISH, or embeded within an application to provide integrated, on-line help.
Info files provide a robust hyper-text capability that is ideal for on-line help. The format is suitable for both tty-based systems and graphical systems. In addition, the same document source can produce both a “nice” hardcopy manual and Info files. Note that most GNU tools are documented in this way via texinfo.
Info files can be created manually with any text editor, with the support of the emacs “info” package, with the GNU “makeinfo” program, or with the emacs scripts for latexinfo. The makeinfo program produces a set of info files from TeX source that use the GNU texinfo style the one that uses “@” everywhere. Similarly, the latexinfo package like texinfo, but with latex commands and syntax provides emacs scripts for producing info files.