Yet another way to apply the TeX formatting command to a Texinfo file
is to put that command in a local variables list at the end of the
Texinfo file. You can then specify the
commands as a
compile-command and have Emacs run it by typing
M-x compile. This creates a special shell called the
*compilation* buffer in which Emacs runs the compile command.
For example, at the end of the gdb.texi file, after the
@bye, you could put the following:
Local Variables: compile-command: "texi2dvi gdb.texi" End:
This technique is most often used by programmers who also compile programs this way; see Compilation in The GNU Emacs Manual.