[clug] info to html script
ian at iristech.com.au
Wed Jun 18 13:19:59 EST 2003
What about info2www? Never used it but it claims to allow info files to
be read by a web browser using an HTTP server and CGI.
Ian R. Matters
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On Wed, 18 Jun 2003 Michael.James at csiro.au wrote:
> The curse of the Pharaohs on info files
> and all that entomb documentation in them!
> What I really want to do is have a read about tar.
> You know, "man tar" and use as much (or little) of less as I want to.
> But no, on the very bottom of the man page is a note.
> This page is out of date, it's really just a placeholder
> to stop complaints about it being missing completely.
> I should use (is enjoy compulsory?) info!
> Having lost patience (you can tell can't you) with infoing
> with no knowledge of info, I type "info info"
> This leads me into a Byzantine labyrinth,
> from which I emerge with the impression
> that this arcane throwback to the bad old days of curses
> is trying to implement HYPERLINKS!
> Perhaps it invented them and we all should send money to SCO?
> I don't care,
> anyone know a good CGI script that can render info into HTML?
> Something that will implement: http://localhost/info/tar
> I mean, to get help info off the screen, just type ^X0
> that's intuitive isn't it?
> Back to tar,
> Michael James michael.james at csiro.au
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