NAME

pod2texi - convert Pod to Texinfo

SYNOPSIS

  pod2texi [OPTION]... POD...

DESCRIPTION

Translate Pod file(s) to Texinfo. There are two basic modes of operation. First, by default, each pod is translated to a standalone Texinfo manual.

Second, if --base-level is set higher than 0, each pod is translated to a file suitable for @include, and one more file with all the @includes is generated, intended to be @included in turn within a hand-written top-level file.

OPTIONS

--base-level=NUM|NAME

Sets the level of the head1 commands. It may be an integer or a Texinfo sectioning command (without the @): 1 corresponds to the @chapter/@unnumbered level, 2 to the @section level, and so on. The default is 0, meaning that head1 commands are still output as chapters, but the output is arranged as a standalone manual.

If the level is not 0, the pod file is rendered as a fragment of a Texinfo manual suitable for @include. In this case, each pod file has an additional sectioning command covering the entire file, one level above the --base-level value. Therefore, to make each pod file a chapter in a large manual, you should use section as the base level.

For an example of making Texinfo out of the Perl documentation itself, see contrib/perldoc-all in the Texinfo source distribution, with output available at http://www.gnu.org/software/perl/manual.

--debug=NUM

Set debugging level to NUM.

--help

Display help and exit.

--output=NAME

Name for the first manual, or the main manual if there is a main manual. Default is to write to standard output.

--no-section-nodes

Use anchors for sections instead of nodes.

--no-fill-section-gaps

Do not fill sectioning gaps with empty @unnumbered files. Ordinarily, it's good to keep the sectioning hierarchy intact.

--preamble=STR

Insert STR as top boilerplate before includes. The default is a minimal beginning for a Texinfo document, and sets @documentencoding to utf-8 (because the output is written that way).

--subdir=NAME

If there is a main manual with include files (each corresponding to an input pod file), then those include files are put in directory NAME.

--unnumbered-sections

Use unnumbered sectioning commands (@unnumbered, ...) instead of the default numbered sectioning Texinfo @-commands (@chapter, @section, ...).

--top=TOP

Name of the @top element for the main manual. May contain Texinfo code.

--version

Display version information and exit.

SEE ALSO

Pod::Simple::Texinfo. perlpod. The Texinfo manual. Texinfo home page: http://www.gnu.org/software/texinfo/

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

AUTHOR

Patrice Dumas <bug-texinfo@gnu.org>.