The /usr/share/info Directory Path
The info directory is the parent directory for Linux “information” (a.k.a. documentation, info) files.
These “info” files provide tons of on-screen documentation regarding the Linux OS and its hundreds of software components.
After the installation of Linux, there are lots of these “info” files. The number of them that are installed on your system is dependent on the number of software packages that you have installed.
For example, when you install some software packages, info files are also installed with the package.
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The Linux info Command and Documentation Files
The info command is used to display the contents of a help file.
For example, when you run: info less you will see a description of the less command. Press “q” to quit out of info and get back to the shell prompt.
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- For example, you can see how to use the info command with lots more examples than the one shown above. And you can watch and hear how to user them very quickly and then do the steps to try them yourself!