View Full Version : [ubuntu] full command line in text readable mode please???

April 17th, 2009, 05:27 AM
hey guys,

I need to have the output of the command

sudo info coreutil

into a .txt or .doc or any text format to have it read later and learn from it. Can anyone help me please. I am not acquainted with "info" command so i don't know how to output it to a text document.

somebody recommended this

info --subnodes -O info.txt core

which i did and got an endless info.txt file with this

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Stuff like this is all i got, a huge endless info.txt file.
Any help???
Anything wrong???

Please explain for dummy, hehe

Tim Sharitt
April 17th, 2009, 05:46 AM
You can try

zcat /usr/share/info/coreutils.info.gz >coreutils

It will have the package information printed at the top, so it's pretty, but past that is all the information contained in the info page.

April 17th, 2009, 05:53 AM
can anyone send me the full command line for Ubuntu, (debian)... 'cuz i can't get /usr/share/info/coreutils.info.gz output to a text document!!

any idea how to manage the "info" command to output all the info to a .txt ???

Thanx in advance..


April 17th, 2009, 05:57 AM
i don't get it!! Sorry.

where does the zcat command send the text to?? dir?? file???

Tim Sharitt
April 17th, 2009, 06:04 AM
i don't get it!! Sorry.

where does the zcat command send the text to?? dir?? file???

The command I gave you will create a file called coreutils in your current working directory.

If I wanted the file to be called coreutils-info and placed in my ~/Documents directory, the command would be

zcat /usr/share/info/coreutils.info.gz >~/Documents/coreutils-info

April 17th, 2009, 06:37 AM
the same Chinese characters in the whole document!!

any idea?? Thank you so much for your help!!

Any clue on how to have it readable??

Tim Sharitt
April 17th, 2009, 07:08 AM
Just so it's clear, what do you see when you enter

info coreutils

April 17th, 2009, 09:24 AM
I'd use redirection to get a textfile. This can be done typing the following into a terminal:
info coreutils > name_of_fileWhere name_of_file is the desired name of the output file. To learn more about redirection and other useful things use:
man bash

April 21st, 2009, 08:51 PM
hey guys, I did

info coreutils
and of course i get the whole thing in English but my point is. IS there any way i can output it to a text document out of coreutils, in order to keep it in a flash drive for example???

I did

info coreutils > (name_of_file)

and still got these chinese words all over. aushhshh!! what a mess!!