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info for octave

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: info for octave
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 1999 12:33:30 -0600 (CST)

On 21-Feb-1999, Alon Shmueli <address@hidden> wrote:

| I've downloaded octave for Linux but I have problems with
| getting help on a topic (help -i <topic>).
| Do u know where I can find a compatible version of info
| that recognizes the flag '--index-search'
| here are my specifications & a log of my problem:
| My Linux version:
|       Linux Pro 4.0, enhanced Red Hat Linux 3.0.3
| running 'octave --version':
|       Octave, version 2.0.13 (i586-pc-linux-gnulibc1)
| running 'info --version':
|       GNU Info, Version 2.14-p1, from texinfo-3.7.    
| running  'help -i <topic>' I get:
|       info: unrecognized option `--index-search'
|       Usage: info [-d dir-path] [-f info-file] [-o output-file] [-n 
|                   [--directory dir-path] [--file info-file] [--node 
|                   [--help] [--output output-file] [--subnodes] [--version]
|                   [--dribble dribble-file] [--restore from-file]
|                   [menu-selection ...]
|       error: help: unable to find info!
|       error: evaluating index expression near line 2, column 1

The current version of the GNU info reader that's included in the
texinfo-3.12 package supports the necessary features.  Sources for it
are available from and its mirrors.


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