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Re: Bug#814743: [regression?] output of info --output without argument

From: Vincent Lefevre
Subject: Re: Bug#814743: [regression?] output of info --output without argument
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2016 03:52:15 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.24-6557-vl-r83103 (2016-02-11)

On 2016-02-15 11:07:00 +0900, Norbert Preining wrote:
> Dear all,
> (please keep Cc)
> it seems that info 6.1 lost the ability to dump the start page
> into an output file:
>       $ info --output foobar coreutils
> properly dumps the coreutils page into foobar, but
>       $ info --output foobar
> does *not* dump the dir/root node.
> This breaks completion in some shells, as they use
>       info --output - 
> to determine the possible nodes.

Note: I have not tried 6.0, which I never used due to the broken
behavior with subdirs:


But up to texinfo 5.2 at least, it seems that



  info -o <file>

were consistent.

Note also that the -o option could make info 5.2 crash:

$ info -o - -
zsh: segmentation fault (core dumped)  info -o - -

I don't know what this is supposed to do, but it should not crash.
I've just found that due to a typo on the command line (I had
written "info -output -").

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