makeinfo command takes a number of options. Most often,
options are used to set the value of the fill column and specify the
footnote style. Each command line option is a word preceded by
`--'(12) or a letter preceded by `-'. You can use abbreviations
for the option names as long as they are unique.
For example, you could use the following command to create an Info file for `bison.texinfo' in which each line is filled to only 68 columns (where `%' is the prompt):
% makeinfo --fill-column=68 bison.texinfo
You can write two or more options in sequence, like this:
% makeinfo --no-split --fill-column=70 ...
This would keep the Info file together as one possibly very long file and would also set the fill column to 70.
If you wish to discover which version of
you are using, type:
% makeinfo --version
The options are:
@set varin the Texinfo file.
makeinfowill report before exiting (on the assumption that continuing would be useless). The default number of errors that can be reported before
makeinfogives up is 100.
@footnotestylecommand. When the footnote style is `separate',
makeinfomakes a new node containing the footnotes found in the current node. When the footnote style is `end',
makeinfoplaces the footnote references at the end of the current node.
dirto the directory search list for finding files that are included using the
@includecommand. By default,
makeinfosearches only the current directory.
makeinfo. Normally, large output files (where the size is greater than 70k bytes) are split into smaller subfiles, each one approximately 50k bytes. If you specify `--no-split',
makeinfowill not split up the output file.
makeinfo. Normally, after a Texinfo file is processed, some consistency checks are made to ensure that cross references can be resolved, etc. See section Pointer Validation.
makeinfonumbers each footnote sequentially in a single node, resetting the current footnote number to 1 at the start of each node.
@setfilenamecommand found in the Texinfo source. file can be the special token `-', which specifies standard output.
@paragraphindentcommand. The value of indent is interpreted as follows:
makeinfowill make without reporting a warning. If a node has more than this number of references in it,
makeinfowill make the references but also report a warning.
@clear varin the Texinfo file.
makeinfoto display messages saying what it is doing. Normally,
makeinfoonly outputs messages if there are errors or warnings.