Here are some more Info commands that make it easier to move around.
If you know a node's name, you can go there by typing g, the
name, and <RET>. Thus, gTop<RET> would go to the node
Top in this file. (This is equivalent to t, see
Help-Int.) gAdvanced<RET> would come back here.
g in Emacs runs the command
Unlike m, g does not allow the use of abbreviations. But it does allow completion, so you can type <TAB> to complete a partial node name.
To go to a node in another file, you can include the file name in the
node name by putting it at the front, in parentheses. Thus,
g(dir)Top<RET> would go to the Info Directory node, which is
Top in the Info file
g(emacs)Top<RET> goes to the top node of the Emacs manual.
The node name
* specifies the whole file. So you can look at
all of the current file by typing g*<RET> or all of any
other file with g(filename)<RET>.
If you begrudge each character of type-in which your system requires,
you might like to use the commands 1, 2, 3, 4,
..., 9. They are short for the m command together
with a name of a menu subtopic. 1 goes through the first item
in the current node's menu; 2 goes through the second item, etc.
In the stand-alone reader, 0 goes through the last menu item;
this is so you need not count how many entries are there. In Emacs,
the digit keys run the command
If your display supports multiple fonts, and you are using Emacs'
Info mode to read Info files, the
* for the fifth menu item
stands out, either in color or in some other attribute, such as
underline, and so is the
* for the ninth item; this makes it
easy to see at a glance which number to use for an item.
Some terminals don't support colors or underlining. If you need to actually count items, it is better to use m instead, and specify the name, or use <TAB> to quickly move between menu items.
The Info command e changes from Info mode to an ordinary
Emacs editing mode, so that you can edit the text of the current node.
Type C-c C-c to switch back to Info. The e command is allowed
only if the variable
Info-enable-edit is non-
The e command only works in Emacs, where it runs the command
Info-edit. The stand-alone Info reader doesn't allow you to
edit the Info file, so typing e there goes to the end of the