TixInfo is a tk script to read GNU "info" files and display them. TixInfo can be used stand alone (via WISH), or embedded within an application to provide integrated, on-line help. It runs on every system that supports Tcl/Tk/Tix.
Info files provide a robust hyper-text capability that is ideal for
on-line help. The format is suitable for both tty-based systems and
graphical systems. In addition, the same document source can produce
both a nice hardcopy manual and Info files. Note that most GNU
software is documented in this way (via texinfo). Info files usually
reside in a directory /usr/info or /usr/local/info or
/usr/local/gnu/info or similar. Other info readers are xinfo (old),
info (text-based), and the info mode of the editor (X-)Emacs.
It is also possible to serve info files on the WWW with
info2www or to convert their texinfo source to HTML with texi2html.
Info versions of the Python documentation can be found at
The "Manual" and "Apropos" functions of TixInfo require
to be installed on your system. It is a browser for Unix manual
pages. TixInfo works perfectly fine without TkMan, but you do want this
program, believe me. It's at
and you need to fetch both tkman and rman. In order for TixInfo to be
able to communicate with TkMan, you have to use a secure X server,
which is easiest accomplished by running xdm.
tixwish8183.exe \wherever\Tixapps.tcl tixinfo -dir \your\infodirwhere all your info files are stored in the directory \your\infodir. Once inside the program, all paths should be given to tixinfo in the unix notation with "/" as separator. If you transport info files to your Windows machine, make sure that the long filenames survive intact, or else many links won't work. You probably don't have a middle mouse button; in order to display a node in a new window, you can use the undocumented "Shift-Click" on the link.
For bug reports or patches, please consult the Tixapps User's Forum.