Yet another way to apply the TeX formatting command to a Texinfo file
is to put that command in a local variables list at the end of the
Texinfo file. You can then specify the
commands as a
compile-command and have Emacs run it by typing
M-x compile. This creates a special shell called the
`*compilation*' buffer in which Emacs runs the compile command.
For example, at the end of the `gdb.texinfo' file, after the
@bye, you could put the following:
@c Local Variables: @c compile-command: "texi2dvi gdb.texinfo" @c End:
This technique is most often used by programmers who also compile programs this way; see section `Compilation' in The GNU Emacs Manual.