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

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: Bug#814743: [regression?] output of info --output without argument
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2016 07:38:35 +0000

On 15 February 2016 at 02:52, Vincent Lefevre <address@hidden> wrote:
>> 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.

I'm looking at it, but it will take me a few days to get around to it.
"info --output - dir" appears still to work.

There were big changes to the invocation code in the 6.0 release:
among other changes, "info manual -n node" works where before you
would have to type "info -f manual -n node".

I've also notices that "info --where manual" can print "manual"
instead of printing the full path to the manual.

> $ 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 -").

It doesn't crash for 6.0 and 6.1.

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